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Biden Calls To Congratulate Wrong Marty Walsh In Boston Mayor Race

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Biden, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called a former Edward Kennedy staffer also named Marty Walsh instead of the mayor-elect.

Biden started to congratulate Walsh before realizing he was speaking with the wrong person.

"You son of a gun, Marty!" he said on the phone. "You did it!"

Apparently, the two Walshes have been dealing with this mix-up for years.

"We've had this for the past 20 years happening back and forth. Marty tells a funny story from 2006 when Kennedy thanked me from the stage and his mother thought it was for him," non-mayor-elect Walsh told the Cape Cod Times.