Even though he had died, the state officials confirmed that his name would still appear on the ballot, and it looks like his plight - as well as the inadequacy of other candidates, it would seem - really spoke to the living public of the state of Nevada.
Results showed that Mr Hof received 68.3% of the vote versus his Democrat rival Lesia Romanov's 31.7% following his unexpected death on 16 October.
The author of "The Art of the Pimp, ' his autobiography, Hof called himself the 'Trump of Pahrump" after the Nevada city where he owned another two brothels.
Dennis Hof was an American brothel owner, entrepreneur, restaurateur and star of the HBO series, "Cathouse".
"He's not going to make it to the promised land with us... but we hope he's watching from the great beyond".
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Lt. David Boruchowitz with the Nye County Sheriff's Office confirmed Hof's death, but said the department is sharing no additional details. According to reports, he was found by porn actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute at the brothel after spending the previous four days celebrating his birthday with well-known people in the sex industry and political world.
His campaign manager actually seemed to admit at one stage that Hof's death might have improved his voting performance.
Hof ran on a platform based on deeply conservative ideals, including expansion of gun rights and a hard-line policy on immigration.
Arguably the single biggest victor in the US Midterms is a brothel owner who has been elected as a congressman for Nevada.
He also fought against outlawing brothels. County officials say they will appoint a Republican to Hof's seat.
"This is the new breed of politicians because of what Donald Trump has done".