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More than $1 Million for an Easy Race


Dov Hikind, who first joined the Assembly in 1982, has both the Democratic and Republican party lines but still faces an opponent: Conservative Herbert Ryan next week.

Hikind considers himself an outspoken advocate for battling discrimination, prejudice and anti-Semitism. A decade ago, he was accused of taking thousands of dollars from local nonprofits but was acquitted of all charges. Though generally considered a Democrat, he recently endorsed John McCain for president.

Ryan, a conservative, has run for several offices before, including state Assembly in 2004 and 2006.

In the filing period leading up to the 32 Day Pre General report, Hikind had raised $3,000 but despite the apparent weakness of his opposition, he had more than $1.2 million on hand for his campaign. Ryan showed no contributions.

The district encompasses Borough Park, Dyker Heights and sections of Flatbush.

 



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