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Ted Kaufman on Principles & Values

Democratic Senate-Appointee


Degree in engineering & MBA; worked for DuPont Company

Kaufman graduated from Duke University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and then earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ted moved to Delaware in 1966 to work for the DuPont Company. It was during this time that he first got involved in Delaware politics, working on various campaigns.

Source: Biography on www.senate.gov Jan 23, 2009

Volunteered for Biden's Senate campaign in 1972

In 1972, Ted joined Joe Biden's long-shot U.S. Senate campaign on a volunteer basis. After Joe Biden's surprise victory, Ted took a one-year leave from DuPont to work in Joe Biden's Delaware office. Ted worked for Senator Joe Biden from 1973 to 1994, serving 19 years as Chief of Staff.
Source: Biography on www.senate.gov Jan 23, 2009

Member of Obama-Biden transition team

Ted Kaufman is the intended replacement for U.S. Vice President-elect Joe Bidenís seat in the United States Senate, representing Delaware. Kaufman is a member of the advisory board of the Obama-Biden Transition Project and Co-Chair of Vice President-elect Bidenís transition team.
Source: Biographical article on wikipedia.org Nov 24, 2008

Served as Bidenís chief-of-staff for 19 years

Kaufman earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. For 22 years, from 1973 to 1995, he was on Bidenís Senate staff, with the last 19 years as Chief of Staff. Kaufman also worked on Bidenís campaigns. Independently, he worked as a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law, beginning in 1991. In 1995, he was appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Source: Biographical article on wikipedia.org Nov 24, 2008

Appointed for 2-year term; will not run for re-election

On November 24, 2008, Governor Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware announced at a press conference her intention to pick Kaufman to replace Joe Biden in the United States Senate for Delaware. He will be sworn in early to mid January after Biden resigns to become Vice President of the United States. Kaufman stated his intention to not run for election at the end of his term and will be replaced in a special election in 2010.
Source: Biographical article on wikipedia.org Nov 24, 2008

Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court.

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. In her opening statement, Judge Sotomayor pledged a "fidelity to the law:"
"In the past month, many Senators have asked me about my judicial philosophy. It is simple: fidelity to the law. The task of a judge is not to make the law--it is to apply the law. And it is clear, I believe, that my record in two courts reflects my rigorous commitment to interpreting the Constitution according to its terms; interpreting statutes according to their terms and Congress's intent; and hewing faithfully to precedents established by the Supreme Court and my Circuit Court. In each case I have heard, I have applied the law to the facts at hand."
Reference: Supreme Court Nomination; Bill PN506 ; vote number 2009-S262 on Aug 6, 2009

Other candidates on Principles & Values: Ted Kaufman on other issues:
DE Gubernatorial:
Jack Markell
DE Senatorial:
Chris Coons
Christine O`Donnell
Michael Castle
Tom Carper

Newly appointed in 2009;
special election in 2010:

DE:Kaufman (D)
CO:Bennet (D)
IL:Burris (D)
MA:Brown (R)
NY:Gillibrand (D)

Announced retirement as of 2010:
CT:Dodd(D)
DE:Kaufman(D)
FL:Martinez (R)
FL:LeMieux(R)
IL:Burris(D)
IN:Bayh(D)
KS:Brownback(R)
KY:Bunning(R)
MO:Bond(R)
ND:Dorgan(D)
NH:Gregg(R)
OH:Voinovich(R)
PA:Specter(R)
UT:Bennett(R)
WV:Byrd(D)
WV:Goodwin(D)


Senate races in 2010:
AK:Miller(R) vs.McAdams(D) vs.Murkowski(I)
AL:Shelby(R) vs.Barnes(D)
AR:Lincoln(D) vs.Boozman(R)
AZ:McCain(R) vs.Glassman(D)
CA:Boxer(D) vs.Fiorina(R) vs.Lightfoot(L)
CO:Bennet(D) vs.Buck(R)
CT:Blumenthal(D) vs.McMahon(R)
DE:Coons(D) vs.O`Donnell(R)
FL:Rubio(R) vs.Crist(I) vs.Meek(D) vs.DeCastro(C) vs.Snitker(L)
GA:Isakson(R) vs.Thurmond(D)
HI:Inouye(D) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA:Grassley(R) vs.Conlin(D)
ID:Crapo(R) vs.Sullivan(D)
IL:Giannoulias(D) vs.Kirk(R)
IN:Ellsworth(D) vs.Coats(R)
KS:Johnston(D) vs.Moran(R) vs.Bellis(Rfm)
KY:Conway(D) vs.Paul(R)
LA:Vitter(R) vs.Melancon(D)
MD:Mikulski(D) vs.Wargotz(R)
MO:Carnahan(R) vs.Blunt(D)
NC:Burr(R) vs.Marshall(D)
ND:Potter(D) vs.Hoeven(R)
NH:Ayotte(R) vs.Hodes(D)
NV:Reid(D) vs.Angle(R)
NY6:Schumer(D) vs.Townsend(R)
NY2:Gillibrand(D) vs.DioGuardi(R)
OH:Fisher(R) vs.Portman(D) vs.Deaton(C)
OK:Coburn(R) vs.Myles(D)
OR:Wyden(D) vs.Huffman(R)
PA:Toomey(R) vs.Sestak(D)
SC:DeMint(R) vs.Greene(D)
SD:Thune(R) unopposed
UT:Lee(R) vs.Granato(D)
VT:Leahy(D) vs.Britton(R) vs.Freilich(I)
WA:Murray(D) vs.Rossi(R)
WI:Feingold(D) vs.Johnson(D)
WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
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