Christian Rautenstrauch is a writer and producer at McCarthy Hennings Whalen, Inc.
In 2022 Rautenstrauch helped elect Juan Ciscomani to Congress in one of America’s most competitive districts, AZ-06. Rautenstrauch also produced media for the Senate Leadership Fund supporting Lisa Murkowski in Alaska and Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, and in six winning races across the country for the American Hospital Association PAC.
Rautenstrauch has worked on gubernatorial campaigns across the country, including two winning campaigns for Governor Doug Ducey (AZ), and the independent expenditure efforts supporting Charlie Baker (MA) and Larry Hogan (MD). Rautenstrauch also worked for Senate Leadership Fund, helping elect Senator Dan Sullivan (2014 & 2020), Senator Steve Daines (2020), Senator Lindsey Graham (2020), and Senator Mike Braun (2018).
In 2020, Rautenstrauch also produced ads for two California ballot initiative campaigns: No on Proposition 15 and No on Proposition 21. Both campaigns successfully prevented tax increases in California.
Rautenstrauch produces ongoing media campaigns for DoorDash, and for the GEO Group, filming and producing more than 50 videos in Arizona, Florida, California, New York, and Washington, DC.
In 2018, Rautenstrauch wrote and produced campaign ads for the successful No on Proposition 1 campaign protecting tribal gaming interests in Idaho. Additionally, Rautenstrauch worked on the successful No on Prop 127 campaign in Arizona.
Rautenstrauch also helped write and produce media supporting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first comprehensive tax reform bill in 30 years. Media included television, radio, and digital ads for groups such as Business Roundtable and the American Action Network.
Rautenstrauch has extensive experience in the energy industry producing campaign materials for the successful approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Rover Pipeline, and the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
Rautenstrauch is a long-suffering Buffalo Bills fan and a graduate of Wagner College, where he played baseball. He lives in Washington, DC.