CHICAGO (CNN) - If things don't turn out well for the Democratic ticket tonight, Joe Biden can be comforted by the fact that he won't be out of a job.
In a race that was essentially a foregone conclusion, Biden was re-elected to his seventh term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday night, beating 39-year-old Republican challenger Christine O'Donnell.
Biden hasn't campaigned for re-election since becoming the vice presidential nominee on the Democratic ticket, but he did release a one-minute campaign ad and mention his re-election at Delaware's Jefferson-Jackson dinner on October 13.
"Just remember folks, I am on the ballot. Don't be carried away with this vice president stuff. I am on the ballot running for my seventh term," said Biden. "So don't forget, don't stop at the top of that ticket, walk your way down. You can vote twice for the first time in your life for the same guy and it be legal."
O'Donnell is a conservative activist and marketing consultant who has never held political office and who has complained that Biden hasn't come home to campaign against her.
"If he was a true servant of the people, he would honor the office of U.S. Senate ... at least feign an attempt of running," O'Donnell told Politico.
Around Wilmington, Biden doesn't have the usual 'for Senate' campaign signs, instead his simply read "Delaware's Joe Biden," and he has said in the past that Delaware voters simply know him as "Joe."
If Biden becomes the vice president-elect, the duty falls to the state's governor to name a replacement when Biden resigns, which he said he would do when sworn in as vice president. The new Democratic governor, Jack Markell, would name someone to serve until 2010 at which point an election will be held.
There is strong speculation that Biden's son Beau, the state's attorney general and a captain in Delaware's National Guard awaiting deployment to Iraq, would run for his father's seat.
Who cares- Joe Biden can now go back for Botox and hairplugs at
the taxpayers expense.
Joe Biden is amazing. Let's hope that he's our VP-elect.
With Pennsylvania and New Hampshire going to Obama, he will almost definitely win!
Say it ain't so Joe!!! There you go again with your bad self!!!!!
joe way to go,,,,, another ones on its way for ya,, woohoo, yes we can
You Americans are all so lucky to get to vote for Obama!
Many Canadians wish we could!
The World loves him- please relax Republicans, he is going to make your country a better place, just relax, calm down and let it happen- Good things are around the corner with Obama as your President.
Don't worry, be happy!
A biden for a Biden- good for America
FIND A GOOD DEM.TO FILL YOU SHOES JOE,WE LOVE YOU !!!
I believe Senator Biden will be a good vice president..Who will replace Senator Biden?
Obama is going to win..Bidne already has a job as our VP. This is so awesome. Im am proud to be apart of history.
You go, Joe!
Obama is going to win and I'm really excited! I don't agree with his decision to run for the Senate; he should have faith in winning VP. I guess everyone isn't like me but, go Obama
some of you look stupid when you ask who will replace Joe...Article says Beau might run...
Wow, when you have Canadians saying that they wish they could vote for Obama, you know that we're really in the big seat..!!
I BARACKed The Vote @ 6:23am..!!
Haha he will be Delewares' senator and vice president at the same time
hopefully Delaware will take one for the country and keep Joe home.
Wait... so he's going to be VP AND Senator?
I didn't think that was allowed...
I love you Joe, that is Vice-President Joe!!
Biden is such an eloquent speaker and an amazing man... no matter what position he is destined for.. he will do an EXCELLENT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!
OBAMA n BIDEN... go PAINT THAT WHITE HOUSE BLUEEEEE!!!!
God Bless Biden!!!
God bless Biden
Hurray for Vice President Joe Biden, and Hurray for future Senator Beau Biden! Maybe in 8 years we could see a Biden Biden ticket for the Whitehouse!
I HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE AS QUALIFIED AS YOU TO REPLACE YOU WHEN YOU MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND, WAY TO GO JOE.
Arariel, you need to REREAD the whole thing again.
Awesome. He's good either way!!!
His seat will go to a Democratic if Obama wins or he'll keep it himself if McCain wins.
Latinos with Obama. He's the president we need to change this country. http://www.linieros.com