Beau Biden Declines Senate Run
The eldest son of US Vice President Joseph “Joe” R. Biden, Jr. has opted not to run for the US Senate seat that his father vacated leaving the Democrats desperately seeking for a possible replacement.
Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III said in a statement that his first priorities are his home state Delaware and as its top lawyer. He is the incumbent and 44th Attorney General of Delaware. He started his term January 2, 2007 and is planning to run for another term for this position which starts January 2, 2011.
When his father assumed the second highest position in the land, Ted Kaufman served as his replacement. Representative Mike Castle, GOP, who served previously as Governor, has decided months ago to run for the US Senate seat.
Castle is still popular in the state and this means that the Democrats would be suffering another blow to keep their 60 voting bloc intact if a Democrat cannot take the vacated seat.
Beau has a rank of Captain in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corp and a member of the Delaware Army National Guard. He concurrently served Delaware and the nation when his unit was deployed to Iraq from October 2008-September 2009. He took a break when he went to Washington, DC to attend his father’s swearing in as Vice President.