Edward Kaufman

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Ted Kaufman was selected to replace former Sen. Joe Biden in the 111th Congress by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D-Del.), after Biden assumed the office of Vice-President. Kaufman is a longtime senior advisor to Biden. [1] Kaufman served in the Senate from 2009 to 2011.


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. [2]

Appointment to Senate

Kaufman was appointed to fill Sen. Biden's seat in the Senate on Nov. 24, 2008. Biden will be sworn in for his seventh Senate term on Jan. 6, then will resign to to be sworn in for the Vice Presidency on Jan. 20, 2009. Kaufman will then take his place.[3] Kaufman says he will not run for the seat in the 2010 special election.[4]

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Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Ted Kaufman gets Biden's seatThe Atlantic November 24, 2008. Accessed December 15, 2008
  2. Kaufman's backgroundThe Delaware News-JournalNovember 24, 2008 Accessed December 15, 2008
  3. Kaufman Picked by Governor to Fill Biden Senate SeatBloomberg.com November 24, 2008 Accessed December 15, 2008
  4. Minner taps Kaufman for Biden's seat The Delaware News Journal November 24, 2008 Accessed December 15, 2008

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