Ted Kaufman

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Ted Kaufman was selected to replace Sen. Joe Biden in the Senate. Picture obtained from Wikipedia.

Ted Kauffman, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Senator from the state of Delaware (January 2009-January 2011). Kauffman was selected for the position to replace Sen. Joe Biden (who resigned to become Vice-President of the U.S.) by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D-Del.) Kauffman is a longtime senior advisor to Biden.[1]

Democrat Chris Coons beat tea party Republican Christine O'Donnell in November 2010 for the Senate seat. [2]

Positions, record, and controversies


Kaufman earned a Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a long time adviser of Sen. Biden, and spent 19 years as his chief of staff. [3]

Appointment to Senate

Kaufman was appointed to fill Sen. Biden's seat in the Senate on Nov. 24, 2008. As was previously reported Biden will be sworn in for his seventh Senate term on Jan. 6, 2009, then will resign to to be sworn in for the Vice Presidency on Jan. 20, 2009. Kaufman will then take his place.[4] Kaufman said he will not run for the seat in the 2010 special election.[5]

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Edward Kaufman profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Ben Evans, Randall Chase, "Chris Coons Defeats Christine O'Donnell In 2010 Senate Race", The Huffington Post, November 2, 2010.
  3. Kaufman's backgroundThe Delaware News-JournalNovember 24, 2008 Accessed December 15, 2008
  4. Kaufman Picked by Governor to Fill Biden Senate SeatBloomberg.com November 24, 2008 Accessed December 15, 2008
  5. Minner taps Kaufman for Biden's seat The Delaware News Journal November 24, 2008 Accessed December 15, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. Senate
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Committees: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senate Committee on Judiciary
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Broadcasting Board of Governors, Chief of Staff for Sen. Joe Biden
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Date of Birth: March 15, 1939