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Who gets Biden's senate seat?

He was reelected to the senate but obviously won't be doing that job come January :). Does anyone know what will happen to the seat? Will the republican nominee get the spot or will the governor appoint someone - and if so, who?

 
bluecrayon

Asked by bluecrayon at 6:34 PM on Nov. 5, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The governor will make the appointment after he resigns his senate seat. This article might help: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20081105/NEWS02/811050373
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:38 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • I think there will be a run off.
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 6:36 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • The governor will appoint someone, probably the state's Attorney General, who happens to be Biden's son.
    StarLee

    Answer by StarLee at 6:36 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • No, each state is different. In Delaware, the governor appoints someone of the same party. Same thing in Illinois to fill Obama's seat.
    StarLee

    Answer by StarLee at 6:39 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • it depends on the state. some state's allow the governor to appoint but others have another election, i think.

    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/11/04/biden-wins-th-senate-term-serve/
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 6:51 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • His son will likely get it. There's planning!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • I heard his son would or could get it.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 6:58 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • His son is deploying to Iraq.
    Scorpio359

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 8:32 PM on Nov. 5, 2008