November 29, 2008
BURBANK — Heightened interest in President-elect Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration has resulted in an unprecedented amount of ticket requests from residents looking to travel east for the ceremonies, officials said Tuesday. Since Obama defeated his Republican rival Sen. John McCain on Nov. 4, nearly 3,000 of Rep. Adam Schiff’s constituents have submitted requests for free tickets to the inauguration. At Rep. Brad Sherman’s office, about 1,000 constituents have requested tickets with more calls coming each day. “The inauguration of President-elect Obama is going to be one of the most historic in our nation’s history,” Schiff said.