Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D) this afternoon named Ted Kaufman, a longtime friend and adviser to Sen. Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: I regret not being president Biden: 'McCain is right: Need select committee' for Russia With no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder MORE (D-Del.), to serve the rest of Biden's Senate term.

News of the pick had leaked earlier today.

See Minner's statement on her selection below:
I believe Ted Kaufman meets every test I set for this appointment,