"Delaware governor names Biden aide as Biden’s Senate replacement."
MSNBC reports that Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D-DE) named Ted Kaufman, a “long-time aide” to Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), as Biden’s Senate replacement today. Some suggest Kaufman will act as a place-holder to finish Biden’s term, stepping aside to allow Biden’s son and Deleaware Attorney General Beau Biden to run for the seat in 2010. MSNBC noted that Biden has still not announced when he plans to officially resign his Senate seat.