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.
It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.