Grimm wins re-election in a race whose 12.5% margin of victory was much more than might have been expected --- given all the problems that he had
Golden has big personal victory, as the Republicans look like they will again have a majority in the NYS Senate
Nicole Malliotakis scores big in Brooklyn and Staten Island
There were only a hand full of elections in Brooklyn where Republican candidates stood any chance of winning. To be expected, only three Republicans running in Brooklyn came away with victories. They were Michael Grimm, Marty Golden and Nicole Malliotakis.
11th C.D. Result
The unofficial results in the New York 11th Congressional with 100.00% of the EDs reporting were decisive: Republican-Conservative Michael Grimm received 56,221 votes, or 55.35% of the votes cast for that office; Democrat-WFP Domenic Recchia trailed with 42,786, which was 42.13% of the total; and Green Party Candidate Henry Bardel obtained 2,558 votes, which was 2.52% of the vote.
22nd S.D. Result
Republican-Conservative-Ind incumbent State Senator Martin Golden cruised to an easy victory over Democrat-WFP candidate James T. Kemmerer, got 29.22 % of the vote, for a total of 10,152; compared to Marty Golden’s total of 22,598 votes and 65.05 %. Golden’s big win was made all the more satisfying for his folks, because he probably will be going back to Albany as part of a new Republican State Senate majority, after the GOP took back three seats from Democrat freshman State Senators.
There were only two competitive Assembly races that were completely located within Brooklyn’s boundaries, both resulted in GOP losses. However in a third district that included both Brooklyn and Staten Island EDs, the Republican candidate achieved a lopsided victory.
45th A.D. Result
In the 45th Assembly District, Democrat-WFP-Ind candidate Steven Cymbrowitz won re-election garnering 6,208 votes or 51.63% to overcome the strange challenge by the nominal Republican candidate Ben Akselrod, a Democrat who obtained the GOP line in an Opportunity to Ballot Write-in Primary. Mr. Akselrod received 40.16% or 4,829 votes which, was the highest percentage obtained on the Republican line by any candidate running in Brooklyn. Although only by a small margin, Democrat Ben Akselrod obtained the highest percentage of the vote for any candidate running on the GOP line in any assembly race wholly within Brooklyn. Doubtless, Akselrod would have had a higher number of votes, but for the last minute letter of the Russ Gallo, a well recognized GOP community activists and Republican Party Executive Member. It definitely makes one wonder, "What might have been...." --- no matter which side you're on.
46th A.D. Result
In the 46th Assembly District, candidate Alec Brook-Krasny who was running on the Democrat-WFP-Ind parties, handily won re-election. He received 8,512 votes or 53.14 % to Republican-Conservative candidate Stamatis Lilikakis’ total of 6,089 votes or 38.02 %of the votes cast. Some might have hoped that Mr. Lilikakis would obtain higher percentage and vote total, but he did no better than most Republicans that have to campaign in South-western Brooklyn.