By Christina Wilkie - 07/01/10 12:03 AM EDT
Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerHispanic Caucus PAC looks to flex its muscles in 2016 Dems who sat out the sit-in offer array of reasons Senate honors Cleveland Cavs' NBA championship 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 UdallThe Hill's 12:30 Report Overnight Energy: Senate spending bill takes aim at EPA rules Senate spending bill trims EPA spending, blocks regs 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 UdallColorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open Energy issues roil race for Senate Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium 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.”