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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:

Rep. Alan Nunnelee Dies at Age 56

Feb. 6, 2015

Updated, 8:30 p.m. | Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., the stalwart social conservative who spearheaded efforts to ban same-sex marriage in the Magnolia State, died Friday from complications from brain cancer, his spokeswoman confirmed to CQ Roll Call. He was 56.

Democrats Start Maneuvering to Succeed SoCal Congresswoman (Updated)

Feb. 5, 2015

Updated 1:15 p.m. | Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., hasn’t even announced a bid for Los Angeles County supervisor, but the jockeying to replace her in California’s 44th District has begun.

House Democrat Ponders L.A. County Supervisor Bid (Updated)

Feb. 4, 2015

Updated 5:14 p.m. | Rep. Janice Hahn, a two-term Democrat from Los Angeles, is mulling a run for a seat on the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2016, a move that would prohibit her from running for re-election in California’s 44th District.

DCCC Picks Frontline Chairman to Protect Vulnerables

Feb. 3, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is naming Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee to be chairman of its Frontline program to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Why 3 House Republicans Voted Against Repealing Obamacare (Updated)

Feb. 3, 2015

Updated 7:27 p.m. | House Republican leaders gave their freshmen members a political gift Tuesday: The chance to vote “yes” on a symbolic bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Illinois Democrat Hesitant on House Race

Feb. 3, 2015

Former Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, a potential Democratic recruit in a top pick-up opportunity for House Democrats in Illinois this cycle, demurred on the possibility of a bid next year.

DSCC, NRSC Release Final Fundraising, Debt From 2014

Jan. 31, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will start the 2016 cycle with $5 million more in debt than Republicans, according to recently released fundraising figures from both organizations.

Republican Congressman in Hospice Care

Jan. 30, 2015

Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who has been absent from Capitol Hill for the majority of the past year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in the spring, was moved to home hospice care in Tupelo, Miss., on Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the Republican’s condition.

Democrats Court Ex-Congressman for Rematch

Jan. 29, 2015

Former Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with party leaders about a potential rematch in 2016, according to a House Democratic official.

Top GOP Ad-Maker Recovering From Cardiac Arrest

Jan. 29, 2015

Scott Howell, a top Republican ad-maker, is being treated in an intensive care unit in Texas after going into sudden cardiac arrest on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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