L.I. Rep. Israel to go front-and-center at Obama inaugural

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Due to his role in the Democratic Congressional

Due to his role in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel gets a prime spot at Monday's ceremonies. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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Steve Israel (D-Huntington) will be seated at the dais on Monday for the inaugural ceremony as President Barack Obama is publicly sworn in.

He will also attend an Obama luncheon after the ceremony.  Israel's attendance at the two events is due to his leadership role on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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