Want to see the presidential inauguration? Contact Rep. Capps for a ticket

Central Coast congresswoman Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, has 198  tickets to President Obama’s inauguration Jan. 21 and is  inviting the public to apply to receive one of them.

Capps conceded that she already has more than 198 requests, but wants  “to accommodate as many of my constituents as possible. Seeing the  inauguration of the president is a wonderful  experience.”

Capps’s office said it would select the winners via a lottery. Each  member of Congress receives the same number.

Capps said her office will take requests through Dec. 7.  To apply, call her office at  (202) 225-3601 . To learn more about the  presidential inauguration go to  http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/ .