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Emily Cahn

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Emily Cahn is a politics reporter covering House races for Roll Call.

A native of the Garden State, Cahn joined Roll Call in April 2012 as an editorial assistant before being promoted to the politics beat.

Cahn began her journalism career at the Washington Post, where she served as an editorial aide on the Post’s copy desk. She has also interned at the Hill newspaper, the Houston Chronicle’s D.C. bureau and CBS News. She is a graduate of the George Washington University, where she served as senior news editor at the GW Hatchet, GW’s student newspaper.

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Stories by Emily Cahn:

Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016

Jan. 28, 2015

The 2016 cycle could feature the fewest open Senate seats in at least a decade.

Exclusive: DSCC Hires National Political Director, Press Secretary

Jan. 27, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will add Simone Ward and Sadie Weiner to its senior staff roster, according to a Tuesday news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

DCCC Announces Final Fundraising, Debt Figures for 2014

Jan. 26, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will report raising more than $206 million during the 2014 cycle — a record total, according to a committee aide.

Democrats Could Face Primary Mess in Illinois Senate Race

Jan. 23, 2015

Democrats are driving toward a primary collision course in Illinois, where the party could endure a multimillion-dollar slugfest in a race essential to capturing Senate control in 2016.

Renee Ellmers May Face Primary Challenge

Jan. 23, 2015

Rep. Renee Ellmers, the North Carolina Republican who led the charge to pull the House GOP’s 20-week abortion ban bill this week, could have a bruising primary from the conservative wing of her party in 2016.

Exclusive: NRSC Announces 3 Vice Chairmen

Jan. 23, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will name Sens. Dean Heller, Joni Ernst and Tom Cotton as its vice chairmen for the 2016 cycle, according to a news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Billionaire Passes on California Senate Race

Jan. 22, 2015

Hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democrat who has spent considerable cash on environmental causes and candidates, will not run for Senate in California, he announced Thursday.

Cheri Bustos Keeps Door Open to Senate Run

Jan. 20, 2015

Rep. Cheri Bustos said she is not closing the door on running for Senate in Illinois in 2016, marking the third House Democrat to express some level of interest in one of the cycle’s top race targets.

Tammy Duckworth: I'm 'Taking a Real Serious Look' at Senate Run

Jan. 19, 2015

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a two-term Democrat, told CQ Roll Call Monday that she is seriously considering challenging vulnerable Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., in 2016.

GOPAC Announces 2015 Advisory Board

Jan. 18, 2015

GOPAC, an organization that grooms Republican state lawmakers to run for higher office, will announce its 2015 Legislative Leaders Advisory Board Monday, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Kay Hagan Heads to Harvard

Jan. 15, 2015

Don’t expect to hear from former Sen. Kay Hagan about her 2016 plans for the next few months.

First Democrat Jumps Into Targeted Iowa Race

Jan. 15, 2015

Updated 2:28 p.m. | Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon announced her candidacy for Iowa’s 1st District on Thursday, she announced Thursday, marking the first Democrat in a race that will top the party’s target list in 2016.

Why California Members May Think Twice About Running for Senate

Jan. 15, 2015

More than a half-dozen House Democrats are considering a bid for California’s first open Senate seat in more than two decades — and unlike in most other states, none would start as a front-runner.

Kamala Harris to Run for Open California Senate Seat

Jan. 12, 2015

Kamala Harris, the first woman to serve as attorney general of California, will run for the Senate seat being vacated in 2016 by retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to The Associated Press.

Claire McCaskill Won't Run for Governor

Jan. 12, 2015

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will not run for governor in the Show-Me State in 2016 — an open-seat race to replace term-limited Gov. Jay Nixon.

Exclusive: NRSC Names Senior Staffers

Jan. 4, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will announce its senior staff for the 2016 cycle Monday, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Virginia's 10th District

Jan. 1, 2015

A court-mandated redraw of Virginia’s congressional map could have sweeping implications for the delegation — including the new member representing the competitive 10th District, Rep.-elect Barbara Comstock, a Republican.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: California Senate

Dec. 31, 2014

With her campaign account nearly dry, and staring down at least two years in the minority, Democratic operatives in California say there is a strong possibility Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, 74, will retire in 2016.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: New York's 11th District

Dec. 24, 2014

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., pled guilty Tuesday to one count of federal tax evasion but refused to resign his seat, creating chaos in this Staten Island-based district even before the 114th Congress is sworn in.

Ex-Congressman Considers Seeking Grimm's Seat

Dec. 23, 2014

As Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., reportedly prepares to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to at least one of the 20 felony charges against him, his former foe confirmed he is being recruited to run for the Staten Island seat.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Illinois Senate

Dec. 23, 2014

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., is adamant he will seek re-election in the Land of Lincoln, giving forceful declarations of his intentions to national and local press.

Reports: Indicted Congressman Expected to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion

Dec. 22, 2014

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., is expected to plead guilty in court to at least one of the 20 felony counts lodged against him, local news outlets reported Monday.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Pennsylvania Senate

Dec. 22, 2014

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., the former president of the conservative Club for Growth, is seeking re-election in a state that hasn’t picked a GOP nominee for president since 1988.

Veteran GOP Fundraiser Moves On After 37 Years

Dec. 18, 2014

Steve Gordon, who helped raise money for high-profile Republicans for nearly four decades, announced Thursday he will turn his focus on issue advocacy.

McSally Win Gives Republicans Another House Seat (Updated)

Dec. 17, 2014

Updated 1:14 p.m. | Republican Martha McSally has officially defeated Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., after a protracted recount in the Tucson-based 2nd District reaffirmed her lead.

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