Senator John Kerry (MA), presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2004 Presidential election, announced this morning that he has selected Senator John Edwards (NC) as his running mate. Kerry made the announcement this morning at a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Kerry’s vice presidential selection process has been the subject of much secrecy and speculation over the past week, with many observers focusing on Edwards, Senator Dick Gephardt (MO), and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack.

Edwards, who finished second in the Democratic nomination process, has had a short-but-impressive political career following many lucrative years as a personal-injury attorney. Edwards was elected to the Senate in 1998 and, powered by his well-spoken manner and relative youth, became a top-level contender for the presidency in 2004.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.