Iowa Libertarian Senate Candidate Killed In Plane Crash
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]