LANSING, MI (WTVB) - The Mark Schauer campaign is accusing Governor Rick Snyder’s crew of sending operatives into private fundraisers using spy gear to record the events. They found out when Oakland County Democrats discovered the tiny chip used with a camera hidden in the frame of a pair of glasses, at a fundraiser in a private home in Bloomfield Hills.
Schauer campaign spokesman Zach Pohl says public events are one thing, but using it at a private fundraiser makes it a dirty trick. GOP spokesman Darren Littel says it goes on all the time. The glasses were worn by Natalie Collins, a full time paid press officer with the GOP. She never approached Schauer during the event and had trouble identifying Lisa Brown, his running mate.