Monday, November 24, 2008

Biden's Replacement Named

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Ted Kaufman, longtime aid to Senator Biden, will serve as Senator from Delaware until the 2010 elections as reported today by The Hill. He is not expected to run for the seat, but rather to serve as an interim office holder until Joe Biden's son, Beau Biden, returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

A Google search generates a Public Citizen profile of Kaufman, as well as Duke Law Faculty page and a 2007 Washington Post article about Biden's advisers.

Kaufman has worked with the elder Biden since the 1970's and is currently Co-Chair of the Vice Presidential Transition Team. Kaufman also is president of Public Strategies, a political and management consulting firm in Wilmington, Del.

UPDATE: The governor said that Sen. Biden will be sworn in for his 7th term in the Senate on Jan. 6.

She said Kaufman will be sworn in in early to mid January – after Biden resigns from the Senate to assume the vice-presidency.

This is important because if Biden resigned before Jan 6, Kaufman might have to be appointed twice, once to the old term, and once to the new term.