By Christina Wilkie - 07/01/10 12:03 AM EDT
Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerCruz fouls out in Indiana Carter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Senate panel backs B water bill with Flint aid MORE (D-Calif.) appears to be in need of a refresher course on congressional siblings.
On Monday evening Boxer tweeted to her followers, “Check out a special message from Sen. Tom UdallTom UdallSurprise resignation threatens to hobble privacy watchdog Dem bill cracks down on payday lenders Menendez wants vote on ambassador to Mexico MORE and help us reach our ambitious fundraising goal!”
Only problem with Boxer’s thank-you is that Tom Udall (D-N.M.) didn’t write the letter.
His cousin, Sen. Mark UdallMark UdallEnergy issues roil race for Senate Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium Two vulnerable senators lack challengers for 2016 MORE (D-Colo.), did.
The erroneous tweet was up for exactly 11 minutes before it was erased, but that was long enough to get a screenshot of the two tweets side by side.
Reached for comment, Boxer’s campaign manager, Rose Kapolczynski, brushed off the mix-up, telling ITK, “Both Udalls are such strong supporters of Sen. Boxer’s that our staffer accidentally mixed up their names in the tweet. He caught the mistake and quickly fixed it.”