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Word on Obama tickets coming soon

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Coloradans who requested credentials to hear Barack Obama’s acceptance speech as the Democrats’ nominee for president will start learning by e-mail, text message or phone Thursday whether they are receiving them.

The Obama campaign says everyone receiving tickets for Obama’s speech Aug. 28 on the last day of the Democratic National Convention should be notified by 9 p.m. Friday. Recipients will be asked to show photo IDs when picking up credentials this weekend.

More than 80,000 Coloradans asked for tickets. Convention officials have said roughly half the 75,000 seats for Obama’s speech at Invesco Field at Mile High stadium will go to Coloradans, meaning thousands of Coloradans who requested tickets will be notified that they are on a wait list.