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Emily Cahn


Emily Cahn is a politics reporter covering House and Senate 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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GOP Gleeful That Grayson's Getting Into Florida Senate Race

July 9, 2015

Updated 9:18 a.m. | Republican operatives are elated about Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson getting into the Senate race in Florida, saying the liberal firebrand’s bid will create headaches for Democrats up and down the ballot.

Exclusive: Senate Majority PAC Announces Senior Staff

July 9, 2015

Senate Majority PAC will announce Thursday that Stephanie Potter will be executive director for the 2016 cycle, and also will release its senior staff roster.

Alan Grayson to Announce Senate Bid Thursday

July 8, 2015

Rep. Alan Grayson, a liberal firebrand whose outspokenness irks members of his own party, will announce a bid for Florida’s open Senate seat Thursday morning on a Florida TV station, according to a source with knowledge of Grayson’s plans.

Darin LaHood Wins GOP Primary to Succeed Schock

July 7, 2015

State Sen. Darin LaHood easily won a GOP primary in Illinois’ 18th District Tuesday night, making him the odds-on favorite to succeed disgraced ex-Rep. Aaron Schock in this downstate seat.

LaHood Distances Himself From Dad in Race for Schock's Seat

July 7, 2015

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood may share a surname with his well-known father, former Congressman-turned-Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. But LaHood wants voters to know he has his own conservative record to stand.

Joe Heck to Run for Nevada Senate (Video)

July 6, 2015

Rep Joe Heck announced Monday he’ll run for Senate in Nevada, giving Republicans a top pick in a crucial contest that could determine Senate control.

Murphy to Announce He'll Seek Rematch With Blum (Updated)

June 30, 2015

Updated 4:20 p.m. | Former state Rep. Pat Murphy, D-Iowa, will announce a bid for the Iowa House seat he lost in 2014, according to a source with knowledge of Murphy’s plans.

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Congressional Map (Updated)

June 29, 2015

Updated 11:20 a.m. | The Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s congressional map Monday, declaring in a 5-4 ruling the use of an independent redistricting commission that drew House district lines in the 2012 cycle did not violate the Constitution.

GOP Tries to Portray Feingold as a Hypocrite Over PAC Spending

June 26, 2015

Republicans are eager to use former Sen. Russ Feingold’s signature issue against him in 2016, as the Democrat wages a comeback bid in a Senate contest key to his party’s quest for the majority.

Miller to Announce Bid for Rubio's Senate Seat (Updated)

June 24, 2015

Updated 11:40 p.m. | Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State’s open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller’s plans. A second source said the announcement could come next week.

Kay Hagan Won't Challenge Richard Burr in 2016

June 23, 2015

Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan will not be mounting a challenge to her former GOP colleague, Sen. Richard M. Burr.

Kentucky Congressman Yarmuth Will Seek Re-Election

June 22, 2015

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced Monday he will seek a sixth term in Congress, ending speculation that he would not run for re-election.

GOP Pollster to Christian Group: Balance Ideology With Electability

June 19, 2015

A top Republican pollster on Friday stressed to a gathering of the Christian right the need for an electable Republican presidential nominee, saying a nominee who can beat Hillary Rodham Clinton is a top priority among Republican voters.

DCCC Outpaces NRCC in May Fundraising (Updated)

June 19, 2015

Updated 4:32 p.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $700,000 more than the National Republican Congressional Committee in May, according to figures provided to CQ Roll Call.

NRSC Bests DSCC in May Fundraising (Updated)

June 19, 2015

Updated 4:45 p.m. | The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised nearly $1 million more than its Democratic counterpart in May, according to figures provided to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats Court MMA Fighter for Heck's House Seat

June 18, 2015

Staff from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee were in Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with former Secretary of State Ross Miller, hoping to recruit him to run for Nevada’s 3rd District, according to two sources with knowledge of the meeting.

Colorado GOP Squabbles Complicate Bennet Challenge

June 17, 2015

A war between the Colorado Republican Party’s top brass is raising questions about whether the party can recruit a top-tier challenger needed to unseat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in the state’s must-win U.S. Senate seat.

Unions Target California Democrat Over Vote on Trade

June 17, 2015

Updated 5:40 p.m. | Updated to better define Rob England’s job title.

Operative Gets 2 Years in First Campaign-Super PAC Coordination Case (Updated)

June 12, 2015

Updated 5:35 p.m. | Tyler Harber, a former Republican political operative, was sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in illegal coordination between a campaign and a super PAC, according to The Washington Post, in the first case of its kind.

Blum Says Others Will Support Him If Republicans Don't

June 12, 2015

Iowa Republican Rep. Rod Blum’s re-election effort is not getting much support from his party. But that’s just fine with him.

Putnam Partners Hires Longtime DCCC Aide

June 11, 2015

Kevin McKeon, a Democratic operative who spent four cycles as an aide at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will join Putnam Partners as a senior vice president, according to an announcement provided first to CQ Roll Call.

5 Congressional Maps That Redistricting Could Change for 2016

June 9, 2015

Legal battles over redistricting in nearly a half-dozen states could leave operatives from both parties scrambling to understand a new political landscape in the months leading up to next year’s primary and general-election contests.

Brian Sandoval Won't Run for Nevada Senate (Video)

June 9, 2015

Brian Sandoval, the popular Republican governor of Nevada, announced Tuesday he won’t run for the Silver State’s open Senate seat.

America Rising Hires Three for 2016

June 4, 2015

Republican opposition research firm America Rising will announce Thursday three new additions to its senior leadership team for the 2016 cycle, as well as a handful of promotions, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats Frustrated by Unions' Cash Freeze Over 'Fast Track'

June 4, 2015

One of Democrats’ best team players on the campaign finance front is playing hardball this cycle, withholding campaign cash over a package of trade bills being debated in Congress.

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