One of the candidates for U.S. Senate in Iowa has died. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports Doctor Doug Butzier, the Libertarian candidate, was killed in a plane crash last night near Dubuque.
Butzier was an emergency room doctor at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque for the past 17 years. The eastern Iowa native also served as a physician in the U.S. Army reserves for eight years. He leaves behind a wife, two sons, and three stepchildren.