Stupak to close application period for inauguration tickets on Monday, Dec. 1

Will notify ticket recipients by Dec. 12


WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) will stop accepting ticket requests for the 2009 Inauguration through his office at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1. Stupak began accepting requests for tickets the morning after the election. Since that time, more than 1,000 requests have been received.

“Interest has been overwhelming for tickets to President-elect Obama’s Inauguration,” Stupak said. “Due to the very limited number of tickets available, I regret that the majority of people who have requested tickets will not receive them. However, my office will make every effort to allow as many northern Michigan residents as possible to take part in this historic day.”

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies recently notified all members of the U.S. House of Representatives that they would be allotted 198 tickets to distribute. Stupak plans to notify those who will be receiving tickets by Dec. 12. Tickets to the Inauguration are available to the public only through their U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators’ offices.

Stupak reminds northern Michigan residents to beware of online scams promising tickets to the Inauguration.

“No web site or other entity has tickets to sell, regardless of what they might claim,” Stupak said. “Those interested in tickets should beware of online promises of tickets as no tickets are yet available.”

Residents of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District interested in tickets or additional information about the Inauguration can visit Stupak’s web site at


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