October 14, 2014 6:05 pm -

Dr. Douglas Butzier was piloting the single engine plane that crashed Monday night.

The 59-year-old Butzier was running as a third-party candidate in the Senate race otherwise dominated by Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst. Most polling had shown Butzier with support in the single digits (one survey in September showed him at 2 percentage points).

Braley and Ernst are virtually tied in the polls, and it’s unclear what impact Butzier had. Both candidates put out statements on Tuesday mourning his death. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Iowa Libertarian Senate Candidate Killed In Plane Crash

  1. tiredoftea October 14th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    That’s sad. My condolences to his family, friends and associates.

  2. forpeace October 14th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    My sincere condolences to Douglas Butzier’s family and friends.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Butzier.

  3. NW10 October 14th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    May the Dr. rest in peace.

  4. Hirightnow October 14th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    But any bets on how long before this becomes an Obama plot?

    • tiredoftea October 14th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Alex Jones is brewing it up right now!

      • Hirightnow October 14th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

        I’m offering even odds on a Benghazi connection, 3/2 on it having something to do with H. Clinton, and 5/1 on a Cliven Bundy connection…

        • Obewon October 14th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

          Conspiracy theorists since at least Watergate should know by now to ‘follow the money’ as mostly benefiting the Koch bros funded, floated and failing “Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst.”

        • tiredoftea October 14th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

          When reality doesn’t matter, there’s no stopping the crazy!