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January 25, 2010

Beau Biden Won't Run For His Dad's Old Senate Seat In Delaware

There was some confusion about this yesterday but now it's official...Biden is out of the Senate race.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced this morning that he will not run for the United States Senate in 2010. He said that instead, he will run for reelection as attorney general.

Biden said he wants to turn his attention toward protecting children from child predators. In a statement, Biden said, "One of the primary reasons I ran for Attorney General was to protect the most vulnerable among us: children. As the father of two young children, I can think of no worse crime than those committed by child predators. It is why one of my first actions and top priorities as Attorney General was the creation of the Child Predator Task Force.

"The idea that any child can be a victim of abuse is horrific. The fact that it has engulfed an entire community is unspeakable. The pain and trauma suffered by the children, their parents, and the families, can't be measured. But justice can be done. And I am determined to see that it is.

"I have a job to finish. And that's what I must do."

Um, ok.

Obviously protecting children is important but I'm pretty sure in that battle Beau Biden is not the irreplaceable man. I'm guessing the fact that it's going to be a year where Democrats are going to be blown out and suddenly the Biden name ain't all that, even in Delaware, likely had more to do with it. Whatever.

Congressman Mike Castle is the Republican who represents the seat in the House and he is running against, um, no one at this point.

Charlie Cook had this race as a toss up before this announcement. It'll be interesting to see if he changes his outlook in light of this decision.

About the confusion over the weekend...Sheriff Joe let the cat out of the bag and probably forced today's announcement. He's a genius, I tell you, a genius.

How great would it be if the Republicans pick up both Obama's and Biden's old seats this year?


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