Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY) dies.

“Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas, a three-term conservative Republican who stayed clear of the Washington limelight and political catfights, died Monday. He was 74. The senator’s family issued a statement saying he died Monday evening at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He had been receiving chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.”

UPDATE: Michael Froomkin explains how Thomas’ seat will now be filled.