By Christina Wilkie - 07/01/10 12:03 AM EDT
Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerSenators seek to boost women in international forces Overnight Energy: Senate approves Flint aid | Union chief backs Dakota pipeline White House proxy fight breaks out on Senate floor 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 UdallTensions rise over judicial nominees Dem senator wants to change nomination rules amid Garland fight Dem senators back Navajo lawsuit against EPA 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.”