Schweitzer knocks Hillary Clinton

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Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) knocked Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, and said he hasn't ruled out a presidential run against her.

"If you can judge a person's character by the company they keep, in politics you can judge a person by the money they seek," Schweitzer said when asked about Clinton's Wall Street connections.

The former Montana governor said he hasn't ruled out a run for president.

"Could I make a difference? Could I get elected? I suppose yes," he said. "But I don't think anybody has any better quality of life than I do here."

The boisterous Schweitzer has long been effective at drawing media attention. But he's flirted with runs in the past before sitting them out, most notably passing on a run for Montana's open Senate seat this election cycle after openly discussing a bid and toying with the idea of challenging Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) before he'd decided to leave the Senate.

His economic populism may attract liberals, but if he does run he may have a hard time defending his strong support of expanded energy exploration and gun rights.

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