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Putin Gets 12 Times More Mentions Than Tim Kaine In Hillary’s New Book

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Michael Bastasch Energy Editor

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s new book mentions her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, only a fraction of the amount of times that it mentions Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In fact, Kaine didn’t even get an advance copy of Clinton’s book “What Happened,” released Tuesday.

“What Happened” is Clinton’s take on the 2016 election. She takes some responsibility for losing the election, but lays plenty of blame on Russian interference and former FBI Director James Comey.

Clinton mentions Kaine, her pick to be vice president, only eight times, but she mentions Putin 99 times, according to a keyword search of the book. Clinton also mentions Russia 234 times.

The former candidate picked Kaine as her running mate in July 2016 in an effort to bolster her image as a “sober pragmatism, instead of a political wild card,” The Los Angeles Times reported.

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