But lost amid the flurry of headlines was the landslide victory by Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof, the self-described "Trump from Pahrump", who clinched a seat in the state legislature despite having died three weeks ago.
Despite his untimely demise in October while celebrating his 72nd birthday, Hof had been heavily favored to defeat Democratic candidate Lesia Romanov in Nevada's deep-red 36th Assembly District, as we highlighted last month. The district spans several rural communities and large swaths of desert in the southern part of the state.
Hof was found dead on Oct. 16 after a weekend of partying, and while officials haven't determined the cause of death, they do not suspect foul play. His body was found at his Love Ranch brothel by porn star Ron Jeremy and a prostitute employed at the brothel.