Ed Thompson, younger, Libertarian brother of police-state Republican Tommy Thompson and all-around good guy from all reports, has died of cancer. From the article:
Ed Thompson had no interest in politics until police raided the club, Mr. Ed’s Tee Pee, in 1997 for allegedly operating illegal video machines.
He took hits during his gubernatorial bid for running for the state’s highest office without more experience, but he captured 10 percent of the vote in the best third-party showing in Wisconsin in nearly 60 years.
Oddly, the article never mentions that he ran as a Libertarian.