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The 46th Assembly District will stay blue — despite a strong showing from area Republicans.

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Coney Island) squashed Republican challenger Stamatis “Steve” Lilikakis with 58 percent of the vote on Nov. 4.

The four-term incumbent was considered a shoo-in, but Republican turnout in the district, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Coney Island, kept the race tight until nearly midnight.

Lilikakis, a clothing importer, made a powerful ally in state Sen. Marty Golden, who sailed to reelection on Tuesday. But a boost from Brooklyn’s top Republican didn’t translate into quite enough votes to unseat Brook-Krasny, who has deep roots in heavily Democratic Coney Island.

Brook-Krasny also raised more than double his opponent, but the two spent nearly the same amount, state records show. The victor raised $91,960 to Lilikakis’ $37,545, and he spent $70,466.63 to the challenger’s $61,610.86, according to campaign finance disclosures.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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