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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:
I prepare our trackers for a lot of things. I do not prepare them for being licked by Rand Paul’s operatives: https://t.co/4YejNPoEQ1— Rebecca Parks (@BeckyRParks) May 11, 2015
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.