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Libertarian Senate Candidate Dies in Iowa Plane Crash

A libertarian running for U.S. Senate in Iowa died Monday night in a plane crash near Dubuque Regional Airport.

“The wife of Doug Butzier confirmed Tuesday morning to KCRG-TV that it was Butzier who was killed in a plane crash Monday,” the local press reports. “Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the Piper PA-46 crashed around 11 p.m. Monday on approach to the airport, about a mile north of the runway.”

Butzier was the medical staff president at Mercy Medical Center. 

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