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Hungry For Tickets, They Like the Wolf

Fresh from reelection as Virginia's representative from the 10th district, GOP Congressman Frank Wolf has been besieged with requests for inauguration tickets, according to an item from LoudounExtra's Erica Garman.

Requests for Jan. 20 inauguration tickets are pouring in, said Jennifer Allen, spokeswoman for the freshly reelected Congressman Frank Wolf (R) who represents Loudoun County as part of Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

Allen said Wolf’s office has already received several thousand requests for tickets and the congressman’s Web site has gone down a number of times because of the increased traffic. It’s not known at this point how many requests are from Loudoun residents.

Jessica Smith, communications director for Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) said his office has received more than 20,000 ticket requests.

Smith said they haven’t been told how many tickets they’ll receive for President-Elect Barack Obama’s swearing in, but based on past presidential inaugurations, she predicts they’ll get between 300 and 400 tickets.

You can read the full story on LoudounExtra.

Update 6:21 p.m.: Wolf isn't the only Congressman being besieged for tickets. Gerry Connolly, the Democrat elected to his first term representing Viriginia's 11th District, told the Post's Amy Gardner this morning that he's already gotten 3,000 requests for the 110 tickets he's been told he'll receive. He is weighing the fact that constituents would be mad if he rewarded his favorites, but his loyalists will be mad if he doesn't. He's considering a lottery.

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 12, 2008; 5:05 PM ET  | Category:  Tickets
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