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Schumer Announces Raffle For Presidential Inauguration

Posted By Joseph Spector On November 15, 2012 @ 2:18 pm In Other | Comments Disabled

Sen. Charles Schumer announced a statewide lottery today for free tickets to President Obama’s second inauguration, Gannett’s Haley Viccaro reports.

[1]Requests can be submitted online through the senator’s office until Dec. 13. A drawing will be held Dec. 14 to announce the winners.

“The statewide lottery will provide hundreds of New Yorkers the opportunity to experience history as they attend the President’s swearing-in ceremony outside of the United States Capitol,” Schumer said in a statement.

The winners will receive two tickets each and be notified after the raffle, Schumer said. The president will have his swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol, followed by his second Inaugural address.

“I am thrilled to see the early excitement from New Yorkers all over the state who would like to attend the momentous swearing in of President Obama for his second term,” Schumer said in a statement.

The entry form for ticket requests can be found at http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/inauguration.cfm [2].


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[2] http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/inauguration.cfm: http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.comSen. Charles Schumer announced a statewide lottery today for free tickets to President Obama