Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D) this afternoon named Ted Kaufman, a longtime friend and adviser to Sen. Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Trump: Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling?' 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states 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,