CARSON CITY, Nev. — Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof has joined the Libertarian Party and has organized an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate.
Hof said he has washed his hands of the two major political parties, switching his affiliation to Libertarian and forming an official Exploratory Committee to consider a run for Harry Reid’s U.S. senate seat in 2016. Hof’s move to run for the long Democrat-held position comes on the heels of state lawmakers passing the largest tax increase in Nevada history. The business-owner of seven legal brothels said he’s “Fed up and not going to take it anymore.”
“I’ve voted for Democrats and Republicans all my life, and all it’s gotten me, and all Nevadans, is more taxes and regulations and less freedoms, I’m disgusted with them both. As of today I have changed my party affiliation to the Libertarian Party and I am supporting the Libertarian Party of Nevada and encourage other people to do the same,” Hof said.
He added, “And if I really want to change things in this state, and this country, I have to have some skin in the game — and running for U.S. Senator may just be the best way to do it.”
The Hof For Senate 2016 Exploratory Committee is being headed up by Libertarian Party of Nevada Chairman Brett H. Pojunis, who along with other Libertarian Party officials met with Hof at the party’s recent Libertarian Political Expo held in Las Vegas. Pojunis and Hof came away from the confab deciding to join forces to take on both the state and federal political establishments.
“Dennis Hof epitomizes what being a libertarian is all-about. He’s been living as a libertarian all his life — and the Libertarian Party of Nevada is proud to now welcome him into our party as an ‘official’ Libertarian,” Pojunis said. “Exploring the possibility of having Dennis as the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from Nevada is both exciting and unprecedented. If Dennis decides to run, the entire nation will be watching our senate race, and they will all see the clear differences between the Libertarian Party, and the Democrat and Republican duopoly.”
The Exploratory Committee will consist of a wide range of high-profile representatives from the worlds of entertainment, politics and media — with those already mentioned as possibilities including such luminaries as Tucker Carlson, Vince Neil, John Stossel, Rita Cosby, Ron Jeremy, Howard Stern, Judith Regan, Larry Flynt and Johnny Buss. Hof said that his group of advisors would be strictly “blue ribbon,” and he would be giving their analysis “serious consideration” in determining whether he should throw his hat into the 2016 Senate race ring.