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CONTINUING COVERAGE: Kevin Barrett turns himself in

MADISON (WKOW, AP) -- Libertarian candidate for US Congress and former UW lecturer Kevin Barrett turned himself in Tuesday to the Dane County Jail after allegedly violating a restraining filed by his wife.

Kevin Barrett is charged with disorderly conduct after being accused of hitting his 13-year-old son.

Barrett's wife has also petitioned for a restraining orders that would prevent Barrett from having contact with her, the 13-year-old and an 11-year-old son. 

Court records say the morning of the Sept. 9 primary election, Barrett became upset with household noise because he was sleeping and struck the older boy on his back. 

Barrett won the Libertarian primary and will challenge incumbent Ron Kind in the 3rd Congressional District. Barrett is a former University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer who taught students the government was behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. 

Barrett's campaign manager, Rolf Lindgren, says the incident was a "bizarre publicity stunt cooked up by Dr. Barrett's wife."

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