See what I mean about election wild cards? I wonder who’s going to get those votes:
A libertarian candidate running in the Iowa Senate race has been killed in a small plane crash, according to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
Doug Butzier, a physician at a Dubuque-area hospital, was killed after crashing the plane near Key West, Iowa, according to the report.
He was one of four third-party candidates on the ballot in the closely-watched Iowa Senate race between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst.
A recent Des Moines Register poll showed Braley with 46 percent to Ernst’s 47 percent. Three percent of respondents chose “someone else.”