Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D) this afternoon named Ted Kaufman, a longtime friend and adviser to Sen. Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea 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,