For almost two decades Dan Rabin’s award winning television ads have played vital roles in political victories in the US and overseas. In 1997, Dan began creating ads that helped decide many of America’s closest elections. From US Presidential campaigns to statewide and local races, Dan’s effective way of telling authentic stories, connecting with audiences and staying on message have helped break through the political noise and win.
As a Partner at RSH Campaigns, Dan’s portfolio includes ad campaigns for the Minnesota DFL IE for Governor Mark Dayton, the DFL IE for Congressman Rick Nolan, Elorza for Mayor, The Sierra Club, the Renewable Energies Coalition and dozens of other candidates and causes.
Internationally, Dan has helped elect five heads of state and created media campaigns for multiple candidates, parties and causes including: President Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, the MRS in Nicaragua, the Democratic Party of Thailand, G17+ and For European Serbia in Serbia, The United National Movement of Georgia, Vitali Klitchko in Kyiv Ukraine, The PLP in The Bahamas and the opposition movements in Venezuela and Bolivia.
Dan has logged millions of miles of US and international travel for both work and pleasure, including multiple journeys throughout Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and Europe.
Dan is a University of Maryland Alum and has been a guest lecturer on political media at Columbia University. He still plays beer league ice hockey and is a USA Hockey level 4 coach working with mites and pee wee’s in youth hockey programs. Dan lives in downtown Washington, DC with his wife Allison, sons Cameron and Brighton, and their three rescued dogs.
Dave has been working in Democratic campaign politics for more than 20 years as a campaign manager, grassroots strategist and media consultant.
He started his career as a grassroots organizer and worked for the Michigan Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign for President Clinton’s re-elect. He served as a District Field Representative on Congressman John D. Dingell’s Congressional staff and managed his re-elect in 1998. Additionally, Hamrick was a regional field director during the Iowa Caucuses for Al Gore before serving as Gore’s State Director in Maryland.
Dave ran several large statewide field programs including the Delaware Coordinated Campaign that helped win the state for Al Gore and elected Ruth Ann Minner Governor and Tom Carper to the U.S. Senate. He also ran the Coordinated Campaign in South Dakota where Senator Tim Johnson overcame a large deficit to win by 526 votes.
Dave went on to serve as the National Coordinated Campaign Director for the DSCC in 2004 where he ran the GOTV effort for the Colorado Democratic Party in support of Senator Ken Salazar’s winning campaign. He then served as the National Political Director at the DCCC under Chairman Rahm Emanuel where he helped recruit the class of candidates that took back Congress for the Democrats.
Hamrick was a grassroots advisor during the primaries for President Obama’s campaigns in New Hampshire and South Carolina and was a senior advisor in Michigan and Pennsylvania during the general election. He also managed Lieutenant Governor John Carney’s race for Governor of Delaware.
Dave was a founding partner at New Partners Consulting and worked on projects including the Reform Immigration for America Now Campaign and TEACH before starting RSH Campaigns along with Dan Rabin. Together they have been the media consultants and strategists for dozens of campaigns and organizations including the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party and the Sierra Club. Most recently Dave managed Martin O’Malley’s campaign for President of the United States.
Dave grew up in New York City and lives in Arlington, VA with his wife Rachel and his 3 boys. He is a Springsteen aficionado and plays beer league ice hockey. Dave has a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts and a M.A. in Public Administration from the George Washington University and has been a guest lecturer at The American University and Columbia University.