Beau Biden set to return to work

    Delaware’s Attorney General has been home for a month, recovering from a minor stroke

    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden should be back in his office by the end of the month.

    Biden has been at home since May 18th.  He spent a week at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia after suffering a minor stroke.  A spokesman for Biden’s office said Biden, “continues to follow doctor’s orders.   He has been…in touch…with the Deputy Attorney General…talks to him frequently and has met with him in person on several occasions.”

    Charles Butler has been in charge of the day to day operation of the office.  The doctor treating Biden said that he had full motor and speech abilities when he was discharged.  While in the hospital Biden’s father, the Vice-President, led a fund raiser for the Attorney General’s re-election.   The younger Biden was placed on a speaker phone to greet those at the event.  Biden is running unopposed in the September democratic primary.  The state Republican party has not put up a candidate to oppose Biden in November.

    While Biden has been away from the office, the Attorney General joined Governor Jack Markell and lawmakers from both parties in Dover to put together a package of bills (House Bill 457) aimed at tightening up the reporting of child abuse by pediatricians.  A former Lewes pediatrician, Earl Bradley is accused of more than 100 counts of child abuse.  There have been two reports written on the Bradley case.  One from Widener law school Dean Linda Ammons.   The Attorney General had a report done and set up links from the state web site on the case.

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