11:49 am Aug. 10, 2012
Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind collected 10 valid signatures from enrolled Conservative Party members who reside in his central Brooklyn district, enough to put him on the ballot for the party's September primary, according to a state court ruling yesterday.
Hikind, who submitted a total of 12 signatures, will face Moshe Tischler, a 20-year-old political newcomer (who recently picked up Mindy Meyer's former campaign manager).
Tischler is challening Hikind from the right, and scoured a coup last week when he knocked Hikind off the Republican line for not filing enough valid Republican signatures.
Hikind's re-election is usually an automatic thing. He was first elected in 1982and, at his own insistence, does not sit on a single committee in the Assembly, preferring to spend that time in his district, and on his radio show.
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