Missouri Governor, Democrat Mel Carnahan ahead in the polls died in a plane crash in 2000 in a race. The Republican then won.
Missouri lost Democratic Senate candidate Jerry Litton in 1976 to a plane crash. That was
the election in which John Danforth, Missouri's Purina heir, became the Republican senator, and engineered the placement of Republican Monsanto attorney Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court.
Democrat Paul Wellstone of Minnesota died in a plane crash in 2002. He was double digits ahead of Republican Norm Coleman. Even then Coleman was elected only by voting machine fraud.
After the murder of his 2 brothers by the CIA, and before the murder of his nephew John F Kennedy Jr. (the plane pilot was called off the day before, said
Caroline), Edward Kennedy broke his back in a plane crash which killed his 2 campaign workers.
Iowa Libertarian candidate for the US Senate Doug Butzier died in October
of this year in a plane crash. Libertarians in close races often tip scales to Democrats.
Democrat Ron Brown, Secretary of Commerce, was killed in a plane crash in 1996.
The very courageous John Perkins risked his life in writing a book about having been an
economic hit man for the CIA. He was not involved in violence but reported on campaigns of destabilization of many economies. He reported on one specialty of
the agency...the many arranged plane crashes or world leaders, some of whom he
In one case, the CIA attempt to destabilize the Indian economy, involved airdropping counterfeit rupees all over the country. This boomeranged as the rupees were accepted as legitimate and the windfall stimulated the economy. Chile was not so lucky, as Kissinger and the CIA arranged the murder of Salvatore Alliende.
Jaime Roldos Aguilera was president of Ecuador until killed in a CIA arranged plane crash in 1981.
Eduardo Campos on the Socialist Party ticket of Brazil was killed in August of 2014 by a plane crash.
2 Republican candidates who died in plane crashes Ted Stevens and John Tower did so only after out of office. http://www.economichitman.com/