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By Amber Randall
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created “loyalty scores” to measure how loyal other members of Congress were to her, according to a new book on her failed 2016 campaign.
Clinton enacted the “loyalty scores” after she lost the 2008 presidential election to former President Barack Obama, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” tells readers. Believing that disloyal Democrats and staff members leaked negative information about her, Clinton had two aides create a loyalty scale to measure Congressional members, the book reveals.
Kris Balderston and Adrienne Elrod, two Clinton aides, rated members on a scale from one to seven. Those extremely loyal to Clinton received a one, while a seven was reserved for those who “committed the most egregious acts of treachery,” the book says.
It turns out that former President Bill Clinton took to the campaign trail in early primary elections to actively work against those who were deemed disloyal to Clinton, according to the book. Several of them lost their political positions.
The rest of the disloyal sevens who remained seemed to get the message of what happens to those who are unfaithful to Clinton.
“The fear of retribution was not lost on the remaining sevens, some of whom rushed to endorse Hillary early in the 2016 cycle,” authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write.
Clinton suffered a stunning loss to President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. She garnered 232 electoral votes while Trump walked away with 306.