Lawmakers get free Iron Bowl tickets

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Many Alabama lawmakers will be among the spectators for the annual Iron Bowl football game, and each of them has been provided with a pair of free tickets.

Auburn spokesman Mike Clardy says the school hosting the game has been providing the tickets for years. He calls it an opportunity to invite the legislators to see the campus and its facilities.

There are 140 legislative seats in Alabama, with one of them currently vacant.

The Birmingham News reports that Clardy says Auburn also handed out about 20 complimentary Iron Bowl tickets to the governor's office, six to Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom's office, four to Attorney General Troy King's office and four to House Speaker Seth Hammett's office.

He says Auburn also is giving away pairs of tickets to 66 other
elected and appointed officials.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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