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CT Heads To The President’s Inauguration

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barack_optBrush off the tux and find your highest heels. It’s almost inauguration time.

A contingent from Connecticut has tickets for President Barack Obama’s swearing-in on Monday, as well as tickets for one of the balls and plans for a Connecticut delegation-hosted party Sunday.

That, according to the state’s Democratic queen and the lady who should know, Nancy DiNardo.

DiNardo, who was elected to a fifth term this week as head of the state’s Democratic State Central Committee, said she will have company as she heads to Washington D.C. this weekend.

Among those going to the ceremony and the star-studded  festivities are Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is scheduled to meet again with lawmakers on gun reform, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and state central committee vice chairman Nick Balletto. Taking a pass on the trip, according to DiNardo are Secretary of State Denise Merrill and state comptroller Kevin Lembo.

The Congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Dick Blumenthal, and U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Estes, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Jim Himes and Joe Courtney along with the state Democratic party will host a reception at the Sonoma Restaurant Sunday night, DiNardo said.

DiNardo said the group has lawn tickets (with hopes of tickets that actually include a seat)  for the swearing-in ceremony and tickets for The Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center, one of two official balls being held Monday night.

And the big question, what is she wearing?

“I have no idea,” said DiNardo.