It wasn’t open to the media, but DV sales rep Chance Browning, who is perhaps Nancy Pelosi’s No. 1 fan, paid his way into the Dallas County Democratic Party’s Wine and Cheese Reception with the former House speaker on Wednesday afternoon in Dallas. The reception was hosted by pioneering LGBT ally and former Texas State Rep. Harryette Ehrhardt, D-Dallas, shown above introducing Pelosi. Chance says more than 200 people attended, and he recounted a charming story about how Ehrhardt and Pelosi first met many moons ago: They were the only two elected officials attending a National Stonewall Democrats convention. Pelosi’s flight home was canceled, and Ehrhardt ended up giving her a lift. They became friends during the two-hour ride.

Below are a few more of Chance’s pics, as well as his video of Pelosi’s speech, in which she talks about Texas turning blue and even mentions the repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell.”

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas