Sacramento locals vie for the hottest ticket in D.C.

There's a lot of bad news and a little good news for thousands of locals hoping to be in the nation's capital in January, watching first-hand as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States.

The overwhelmingly bad news for most folks: If you don't have political juice, or you hadn't already hit up your Congress member for inaugural tickets before Election Day, chances are you won't get the ducats.

The good news if you somehow manage to score a ticket: Even from the cheap seats, the historic swearing-in of the nation's first multiracial president promises to be an unforgettable moment, inaugural veterans say.

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