After Democrat Martin Walsh won Boston's mayoral race on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden called to congratulate him. The problem? He called the wrong Martin Walsh.
“You son of a gun, Marty! You did it," Biden told the not-mayor-elect Walsh, according to the Boston Globe.
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This is Martin Walsh, the mayor-elect of Boston. This isn't the guy Vice President Joe Biden called to congratulate.
But the vice president wasn't the only one to make the mistake.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak all called political consultant Martin Walsh and not mayor-elect Walsh, according to reports.
A White House phone operator even rang asking him to hold for President Barack Obama before Walsh explained they had the wrong man, the State House News Service reports.
Walsh was sitting on his couch at home watching election results when the calls came in. He and his wife laughed off the confusion and offered to help Biden track down the number of the Martin Walsh he was looking for.
“We’re a dime a dozen in Boston,” Walsh told the Globe. “I probably know eight Marty Walshes.”
First published November 6 2013, 3:07 PM