By Mario Trujillo - 01/13/14 12:28 PM EST
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said his presence on a “political hit list” maintained by Hillary Clinton aides is news to him, describing it as an “unsolved mystery.”
“I'm trying to figure out this last one ... As I say, it's an unsolved mystery and maybe someone will pick up the phone and tell me,” Van Hollen said on MSNBC. “Again, this assumes that this is a true report.”
A forthcoming book co-authored by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Politico’s Jonathan Allen about Clinton — HRC: States Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton — describes a list drawn up by aides to Clinton that cataloged lawmakers and superdelagates who betrayed the candidate during the 2008 primary.
The book describes how the list ranked lawmakers numerically on how helpful they had been during the primary. Van Hollen, among others, received the worst rating possible on the list.
Van Hollen said he is a huge supporter of Clinton and reiterated that he hopes she will run for president in 2016.
“I hope she will run for president,” he said. “And I've indicated, I would be a supporter of Hillary Clinton if she runs.”