Malloy says he thinks of school shooting every day

Dannel Malloy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he thinks of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings that killed 20 children and six educators five or six times a day.

Interviewed on WVIT-TV on Sunday, the Democratic governor seeking a second term also said it bothers him that poll results from earlier this year show a majority of voters unhappy with his handling of the economy. But he blamed those negative impressions on what he said were his tough budget decisions in a weak economy.

He said the December 2012 shootings in Newtown left scars. Recent TV ads run by his re-election campaign cite the massacre.

The governor also compared those who deny that the Connecticut’s economy is improving with those who deny that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

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