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Joe Biden Congratulates Wrong Marty Walsh

NPR
Friday, November 8, 2013

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Boston's real mayor-elect was celebrating at the Park Plaza Hotel. The Marty Walsh Vice President Joe Biden called was sitting on the couch watching TV with his wife. Walsh told the Boston Globe he wasn't surprised at the mix up.He says he knows eight other Mary Walshes.

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. After Marty Walsh was elected mayor of Boston on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden called him up with hearty congratulations: You son of a gun, Marty. You did it. Except this Marty Walsh hadn't. The real mayor-elect was celebrating at a fancy hotel. This Marty Walsh was sitting on the couch watching TV with his wife.

Walsh told the Boston Globe he wasn't surprised at the mix-up. We're a dime a dozen in Boston. I probably know eight Marty Walshes.

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