Norton on Inaugural Tickets, Part 2
D.C. Wire reported yesterday that Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton's office had been overwhelmed by calls from people looking for tickets to the Inauguration. By the afternoon that number was up from 1,000 to more than 2,000 calls and more than 1,000 emails.
Norton's office has tried to emphasize that no tickets are available but that's not stopping the enthusiasm and the desperate search for tickets. Norton's staff has decided to take the names of registered D.C. voters by e-mail only at nortoninaugurationrequests@ gmail.com. (Submit name, e-mail address, home address, and telephone number.)
Norton's office said in a news release that the offices of President-Elect Barack Obama has said the inaugural committee has not been formed but that 240,000 tickets are being printed to try to get ahead of people scalping free tickets.
The congresswoman's Capitol Hill offices were so overwhelmed that the staff from the District office had to be called in to help handle the deluge.
November 7, 2008; 9:00 AM ET
Categories: 2008 Presidential Race , Inauguration
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