Dave Whalen is a writer and producer at McCarthy Hennings Whalen, Inc.
In 2020, Whalen wrote and produced independent expenditure campaigns for winning races in Alaska, Alabama, Montana, and South Carolina.
In 2018, Whalen wrote and produced ads helping re-elect Governor Doug Ducey (AZ). Whalen also worked for Senate Leadership Fund, helping defeat Joe Donnelly and elect Senator Mike Braun in Indiana.
In 2016, Whalen produced ads for the Super PAC supporting Senator Rob Portman (OH), and for two winning statewide initiatives in Arizona.
In 2014, Whalen produced ads for Governor Doug Ducey (AZ). Whalen also wrote and produced ads for American Crossroads, and the Super PAC supporting Governor Charlie Baker (MA).
In 2012, Whalen produced ads for the Romney Super PAC, Restore Our Future, and was a producer for American Crossroads and Tom Latham for Congress (IA).
In 2010, Whalen produced ads for Senator Mark Kirk (IL), helping the Republican capture Barack Obama’s former Senate seat.
In 2008, Whalen worked on all aspects of Senator Mitch McConnell’s media campaign, helping the Republican Leader overcome a barrage of spending from liberal interest groups.
In 2005 and 2006, Whalen worked on media campaigns supporting the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito.
Whalen is a graduate of Wake Forest University.