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Biden congratulates wrong Martin Walsh on Boston mayoral victory

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Vice President Joe Biden addresses an audience, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio. ((AP))

On the night Martin Walsh was elected mayor of Boston, Vice President Joe Biden made sure to call the incoming Democrat to offer his congratulations. 

Trouble is, he phoned the wrong Martin Walsh, according to the Boston Globe.

“You son of a gun, Marty!” Biden reportedly said. “You did it!”

The Marty Walsh at the focus of the vice president’s glee was a former aide to U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy who is now the president of Gateway Public Solutions, a Boston-based government relations firm.

Walsh thanked Biden for his kind words after telling him that he had reached the wrong Marty, the paper said. He offered his help to track down the incoming mayor.

Also on Tuesday night, the wrong Walsh received phone calls from several Democratic luminaries, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Walsh told the newspaper he expects in the coming weeks he may field more calls from people congratulating him under false pretenses.

“We’re a dime a dozen in Boston,” he said. “I probably know eight Marty Walshes.”

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