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Emily Cahn


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:

DCCC Outpaces NRCC in April Fundraising (Updated)

May 20, 2015

Updated 8 a.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee slightly outpaced its Republican counterpart in April fundraising, and is now debt-free as the party gears up for the 2016 cycle.

Sanchez Stumbles Prompt SoCal Angst

May 20, 2015

Long shut out of statewide office, Southern California Democrats saw a glimmer of hope last week, when Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced a bid for the Golden State’s open Senate seat.

Stutzman Staffs Up for Senate Bid

May 20, 2015

GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who is vacating his House seat to run in Indiana’s open Senate contest, has hired an experienced senior campaign team to help his bid, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

NRSC Raised $4.2 Million in April

May 20, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will report raising more than $4.2 million in April and ending the month with $5 million in cash on hand, according to figures provided to CQ Roll Call.

Republicans Fear Guinta Scandal Could Imperil 2016

May 18, 2015

Rep. Frank C. Guinta’s campaign finance troubles could expand from a personal headache to a partywide migraine for New Hampshire Republicans worried about holding his House seat next fall.

NRCC Adds Another Member to Program for Vulnerable Incumbents

May 15, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee added newly minted Rep. Dan Donovan to its Patriot program Friday, signaling to its donor base that the New Yorker is among the GOP’s most vulnerable House incumbents in 2016.

Ousted Democrat Announces Indiana Senate Bid (Updated)

May 15, 2015

Updated, 1 p.m. | Former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill told a crowd at a Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Columbus, Ind., he’ll run for the open Senate seat in the Hoosier State in 2016, becoming the first Democrat to enter the contest.

Lieutenant Governor Moves Closer to Florida Senate Bid

May 14, 2015

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera moved closer to entering the open Florida Senate contest late Wednesday, announcing a super PAC to help him raise money for a potential candidacy.

Sanchez Senate Bid Opens Orange County House Seat

May 14, 2015

After waffling on a run earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced Thursday she is running for California’s open Senate seat.

Mississippi Special Election Heads to Runoff

May 12, 2015

The special election in Mississippi’s 1st District is headed to a June 2 runoff, after none of the 13 candidates in the field captured the necessary votes to win outright.

Loretta Sanchez May Announce California Senate Bid

May 12, 2015

Updated, 8 p.m. | Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., may announce a bid for Senate in the Golden State Thursday, which would set up a primary in the open-seat race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Expect the Unexpected in Mississippi Special Election

May 11, 2015

The special election in Mississippi’s 1st District is a political handicapper’s nightmare.

Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Senate Bid

May 6, 2015

Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he is running for Florida’s open Senate seat, becoming the first well-known Republican to enter what’s expected to be among the most competitive races of the cycle.

Democrats Look Past Tuesday's New York Special Election

May 5, 2015

Republican Daniel Donovan is expected to cruise to victory Tuesday in the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y.

Dan Donovan Wins Special Election to Succeed Michael Grimm

May 5, 2015

Republican Dan Donovan easily won a special election in New York’s 11th District Tuesday night, solidifying his role as the successor to disgraced ex-Rep. Michael G. Grimm.

Darin LaHood Raises $500K in Race to Replace Aaron Schock

May 4, 2015

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood raised more than $500,000 in five weeks since entering the special election to replace Republican Aaron Schock, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Ad Man Scott Howell Back At It After Cardiac Arrest

May 4, 2015

Scott Howell doesn’t remember Jan. 25.

Robin Kelly Met With DSCC on Possible Illinois Senate Bid

May 1, 2015

Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible Senate bid, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting.

Exclusive: NRCC Adds 8 More Vulnerable Members to Patriot Program

May 1, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee added eight more members to its Patriot program Friday, according to a list provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Sanders Presser May Flout Ethics Rules (Updated)

April 30, 2015

Updated 10:55 a.m. | Running for president is hard. But it’s even harder to do while balancing the ethics rules of your day job on Capitol Hill.

NRSC Hires General Counsel for 2016

April 29, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee hired Matthew Raymer as general counsel to advise the committee and its candidates on legal matters for the 2016 election cycle.

Republican Wins Money Race in New York Special

April 24, 2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan walloped his Democratic opponent in fundraising for the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

Overheard: Even Congressmen Call Their Moms

April 22, 2015

“Call Mother.”

Potential Democratic Challenger Emerges in California

April 22, 2015

A possible Democratic challenger is emerging in California’s Simi Valley to take on freshman Republican Rep. Steve Knight.

Ex-NFL Linebacker Considering Illinois Senate Bid

April 21, 2015

Illinois state Sen. Napoleon Harris, a Chicago-area Democrat and former National Football League linebacker, is mulling a bid for Senate, according to multiple sources in the state.

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