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Ted Kaufman to succeed Biden in Senate (to be seat warmer for Beau Biden)
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Posted on 11/24/2008 12:23:26 PM PST by Chet 99

November 24, 2008

Categories: Delaware

Ted Kaufman to succeed Biden in Senate

Delaware governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) has selected Joe Biden’s longtime senior adviser Ted Kaufman as Biden’s successor on an interim basis, paving the way for Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to succeed his father in two years.

“He’ll walk in there with all the experience he needs to do the job for Delaware,” Minner said at a press conference this afternoon, emphasizing that he will only be serving for the remaining two years of Biden’s unexpired term.

Kaufman is a co-chair on Biden's transition team and is one of the Delaware senator's closest advisers. He spent about two decades serving as his chief of staff.

He is currently president of Public Strategies, a political and management consulting firm based in Wilmington, Delaware.

Kaufman said he is not interested in serving in the Senate long-term, and will not be running for re-election in 2010.

“I do not think that Delaware’s appointed senator should spend the next two years running for office,” Kaufman said. “I will do this job to the best of my ability to serve the people of Delaware.”

Minner’s decision to appoint a caretaker like Kaufman paves the way for Biden’s son, Attorney General Beau Biden, to run for his father’s Senate seat in two years. Beau Biden, a member of Delaware’s National Guard, is currently preparing to be deployed to the Middle East, and took himself out of the running for the appointment.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 111th; beaubiden; biden; de2008; kaufman
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

and two six-year terms for President

Please no. How about 1 six year term. 12 years for a President???? Ugh! I get sick of them now with eight.

41 posted on 11/26/2008 2:13:50 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: frog in a pot

He is not serving anywhere hot, except perhaps after hours in the coed showers. The Republican party has two years to find somebody with a plausible chance to defeat this guy.

42 posted on 11/26/2008 3:30:41 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: napscoordinator

Hunters son has worked in the private sector and served three tours of duty commanding men in combat. He is one of the VERY few new members of congress who has any inkling of how the military works and what it means to actually fight in smally unit combat. Hunter will stand as a counterweight to Patrick Murphy and (soon to be) Beau Biden who the left will champion as combat heroes.

43 posted on 11/26/2008 3:35:22 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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You are correct, of course. And, if you know about coed showers, you must have visited Bucca.

44 posted on 11/26/2008 9:56:28 AM PST by frog in a pot (Is there a definition of "domestic enemies" as used in federal oaths, or is that just lip service?)
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To: Chet 99

He looks like a thin John Lithgow.

45 posted on 11/26/2008 1:35:05 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Chet 99

Why is it when I look at this man, I think of another who wears a black cape, has horns sticking out of his head and wields a pitchfork?

46 posted on 11/27/2008 1:10:02 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: Gondring
Term limits isn't the answer. An informed electorate combined with an expectation of honest statesmanship (so colleagues remove offenders) is.

How about repealing the 17th amendment and eliminating Senate elections altogether?

I believe that eliminating 33 of the most expensive elections that occur every two years is the keystone to getting money out of politics.

Presidential elections occur once every four years. House elections occur every two years, but their districts are too small to mount an effective national fundraising campaign.

It's the 33 statewide Senate elections that occur every two years that demand the money. These elections are what the national parties are structured around (see how Schumer chaired the national Senate election committee?).

End the Senate elections, and you break the need for national campaign financing as a perpetual machine.


47 posted on 11/27/2008 1:23:38 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: freeplancer

Welcome to the late Roman Republic where a handful of Patrician families rule as oligarchs...

48 posted on 11/27/2008 1:26:17 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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To: silverleaf

How stupid are the people of Delaware?

I don’t know. How stupid ar the people of Conn. Electing Dodd’s son?
How stupid are the voters of Mass. returning the brother of JFK again and again? In his first campaign, his opponent said if he was Edward Moore in stead of Edward Moore Kennedy there would be no contest.

How stupid are the people of RI the to return Chafee’s son to the Senate?

Bush to the Whitehouse?

49 posted on 11/27/2008 3:26:18 PM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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