Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D) this afternoon named Ted Kaufman, a longtime friend and adviser to Sen. Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Biden to decide on White House run at end of year Stormy Daniels’s 'View' is incorrect 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,