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

Sen. Barbara Boxer (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 Udall 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 Udall (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.”