House Speaker Shap Smith, who is typically reticent, gives an uncharacteristically emotional speech about the Vermont Democratic Party’s House victories.
“Look we saw something this year in legislative races that I’m afraid we’re going to see year in and year out,” Smith said. “But hopefully because of what happened tonight, we’re not going to see it because people are going to realize it’s a poor investment. We saw people put $1 million into legislative races to try and buy them and you know what? I don’t think it’s going to work. Do you think it’s going to work?”
The resounding response? “No.”
Check out the video to get a sense of Smith’s strategy for holding on to House seats.