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‘Count on Barbara’ ... to mix up your name?

Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerSenate clears water bill with Flint aid, drought relief Senate Dem blocks own bill over California drought language House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief 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 UdallStaff shakeup begins at Dem campaign committee Tom Udall eyes NM governor bid Court ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada MORE and help us reach our ambitious fundraising goal!”

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The letter was titled “Count on Barbara,” and reads like a pretty standard campaign ask letter.

Only problem with Boxer’s thank-you is that Tom Udall (D-N.M.) didn’t write the letter.

His cousin, Sen. Mark UdallMark UdallGardner's chief of staff tapped for Senate GOP campaign director The untold stories of the 2016 battle for the Senate Colorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open 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.”