Peters gave the Tribune the gist of how his convo about the mix-up went with Cartwright: “My photo was in three times — once on the cover, once in my profile and once in your profile.”

He joked to the paper, “I told Matt he was very nice-looking.”

Peters and Cartwright share a few other similarities beyond being each other’s doppelgänger. The two are just three years apart in age (Peters is 54 and Cartwright 51), they both have two kids and they’re both attorneys.

Photo: (left) Rep. Matt Cartwright (right) Rep. Scott Peters