Press Release

While Tali Farhadian Weinstein Tries Buying DA Seat, Quart For DA Continues Turning Out Voters

June 17, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Tali Farhadian Weinstein is trying to buy the Manhattan district attorney’s office, plain and simple. What Farhadian Weinstein misses is that while airwaves and mailboxes are crowded with dozens of candidates, Quart for DA’s volunteer team has knocked on over a quarter of a million doors, having quality conversations with voters excited about Dan Quart’s record of reform and vision for the office.

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NYMag: Tali Farhadian Weinstein Spends Millions on Her Own Campaign

But the vast majority of money Farhadian Weinstein raised — roughly $8.2 million — came from one donor: Tali Farhadian Weinstein.

[...] Weinstein’s Saba Capital Management has made a mint during the COVID-19 pandemic, which the couple and their three daughters reportedly rode out in their $13 million home in the Hamptons.

[...] Farhadian Weinstein’s 11th-hour cash infusion elicited disdain from other campaigns. State Assemblymember Dan Quart said Farhadian Weinstein was “trying to buy this seat, plain and simple.”

THE CITY: Manhattan DA Candidate Farhadian Weinstein Blitzes Airwaves Using Her Own Millions

[...] “In the prosecutors’ office you would hope that the political machine, nor the money machine, should be controlling the outcomes,” Sheinkopf said. “Bob Morgenthau is probably rolling over in his grave,” he added, referring to the late Manhattan prosecutor who held the office for 34 years.

Gothamist: DA Candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein Dumps $8.2 Million Of Her Own Money Into Campaign

[...] Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, which advocates for government accountability and transparency, called the 11th hour campaign contributions “anti-democratic.”

The Intercept: Wall Street’s Candidate Gave Herself $8 Million for Manhattan District Attorney Race

Crain’s: Manhattan DA Tali Farhadian Weinstein candidate plows $8 million into her campaign

Bloomberg: Manhattan D.A. Candidate Plows $8 Million Into Her Campaign

About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at and