The Vermont Republican Party’s Winter Gala – which featured remarks from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – was upbeat and well-polished with an emphasis on party unity, attendees say.
Democrat Ed Adrian, a former Burlington City Councilor who ran for Vermont Senate in 2012, paid to attend the event. He said he was impressed.
“The scene was wedding-like, or wedding reception-like,” he said. “It was in a big hall, it was lit kind of a bluish purple, so the lights were sort of turned down.”