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Many top Dems, ‘pressured by Left,’ no-show major real estate dinner

It was more telling who didn’t attend the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual banquet last week. A slew of powerful Democratic politicians — from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to state Attorney General Letitia James and city Comptroller Scott Stringer — have attended the bash in the past to rub elbows with deep-pocketed potential-donor developers. But amid continuing pressure from the left wing — including the Working Families Party and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens-Bronx) — to not accept campaign cash tied to the real-estate industry and other wealthy interests, the pols have all recently been no-shows, sources said. Another conspicuous absence: Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is also running ...