Want Inauguration tickets? Act fast and cross your fingers

Alaskans who want a chance to get a ticket to President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony need to act fast. Requests must go to Alaska’s congressional delegation within the next few days. Overall there are 240,000 tickets to the official swearing-in ceremony, which will take place in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday January 20. Most of those tickets are being distributed through Congressional offices. Alaska’s delegation has only 928 tickets among them, and they’ve already been inundated with more than 5 times that number of requests. The offices of both Congressman Don Young and Senator Lisa Murkowski have fielded upwards of 2,500 requests each.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC

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