Alabama's demand for Obama tickets exceeds supply

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabamians are seeking far more ticket to President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration than will be available.

Alabama's two U.S. senators, Republican Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, are no longer taking requests for tickets because they have been deluged with thousands of inquiries.

A spokeswoman for Obama's Alabama campaign chairman, Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, says he has received more than 7,000 requests.

Members of the Alabama delegation don't know yet how many tickets they will get to distribute.

But a spokeswoman for Democratic Rep. Bud Cramer says it's clear not everyone will be accommodated.

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