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'9/11 Truther' : I may break voting record

Thursday June 9, 2008

'9/11 Truther' : I may break voting record

Monday, June 9, 2008, 8:52 AM
By Brian Moon

As a UW faculty member Kevin Barrett took aim at the US government saying it was behind the 9/11 attacks. Now he's taking aim at the 3rd Congressional District Seat running as a Libertarian Party candidate. He says he brings the ability to bring more votes than LP candidates traditionally do, rather than the usual 2 percent vote he believes he can pull 11 percent of votes against a Democrat or Republican.

Part of Barrett's strategy involves educating people on his opposition to the Iraq War and incumbent Democrat Ron Kind's support of it.

"Once people hear that Ron Kind voted repeatedly for the Iraq War every one I talked to says 'I'm voting for you"

Businessman Ben Olson III has also filed for the LP candidacy. Barrett says Olson come from the old libertarian thought that often wants to "shut down every aspect of the government overnight." Barrett calls himself a new libertarian.

"The government actually needs to be strengthened in a certain way so it can go after the worst abuses of private power."