Rand Paul staffer licks camera of democratic tracker

A Rand Paul campaign staffer is seen before he licks the lens of a camera while Paul speaks in a video uploaded to YouTube on May 11, 2015. (American Bridge 21st Century/YouTube)

A tracker working for the Democratic opposition got a gross tongue-lashing while attending a Rand Paul campaign event in New Hampshire when a staffer licked his camera lens while trying to record Paul's speech.

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ABC News reports that a campaign staffer for the Republican presidential candidate licked the camera lens of a tracker from the Democratic research super PAC American Bridge 21st Century who was trying to record the event.

Trackers are hired by opponents and opposition groups to record everything a candidates says or does.

When asked about incident, Paul's campaign avoided comment. American Bridge's tracking director Becky Parks, however, reacted in a tweet:


The group's communications director, Ben Ray, said he's never seen anything like this before.

"No. No, I have not," Ray told ABC News, noting that it's a common practice for staffers to try to block trackers' cameras with their bodies, but nothing quite like this.

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