Beau Biden Inches Toward Senate Run

5385798Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, has indicated that he is leaning toward running for the Senate seat held by his father for 36 years.

In an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," the Delaware Attorney General said he was "absolutely" considering running for the seat in next year's elections.

But Biden isn't ready to definitely commit to a run yet. Before he makes the final decision, Biden said in the interview that he wanted to spend more time with his family and resume work in his current job. Biden has spent the last year on a tour of duty with the Army National Guard in Iraq.

"There's time to make that decision," Biden said. "First things first -- make sure I focus on my family, focus on my job."

If he runs, it would not be unexpected. Many speculated that the 40-year-old Biden would run after Ted Kaufman, a former longtime aide for Joe Biden, was appointed to the Senate in January. The 70-year-old Kaufman has said he is not going to run for a full term.

"Look am I considering it – absolutely, absolutely," he added. "But I'll be making the decision in due course."

Although Beau Biden would come into the race with considerable name recognition, the campaign would not be a cakewalk for him by any means. Popular Republican Rep. Mike Castle's announcement last week that he would run already indicated that the campaign would be a battle for any Democrat to hold onto the seat. The formal introduction of Biden into the race will make this one even more interesting to watch next year.