Brothel owner Dennis Hof announced Friday he would be running as a Libertarian for the Nevada Senate seat currently occupied by outgoing Sen. Greg Brower, R-Reno.
Hof was originally considering running for U.S. Senate, but said he did not want to kowtow to special interests for money.
“You just can’t get the $5 million to 10 million without whoring yourself out and I’m not going to do that,” he said. “There’s a lot of people willing to give me money, but there’s a payback. I’m not going to compromise my principles.”
The incumbent in the U.S. Senate race, Minority Leader Harry Reid, made news recently when he urged the Nevada State Legislature to outlaw the state’s legal prostitution industry. Reid has announced he will retire at the end of this term and not seek re-election.
The state Senate seat Hof will be running for instead, is currently being contested by a Republican state Assemblywoman, with no Democratic candidates announced.