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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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Democrats Maneuver for Illinois House Seat

March 27, 2015

Rep. Tammy Duckworth has not officially announced her 2016 intentions, but the behind-the-scenes jockeying to replace the two-term congresswoman in her suburban Chicago House district should she run for Senate has already begun in earnest.

Coats' Top Aide Enters Indiana Senate Contest

March 26, 2015

Updated, 12:35 p.m. | Eric Holcomb, a congressional staffer and former Indiana GOP chairman, announced a bid Thursday to succeed retiring Sen. Dan Coats, becoming the first Republican to enter what could be a crowded primary field.

Benishek to Seek Fourth Term, Break Term-Limit Pledge (Updated)

March 24, 2015

Updated 6:20 p.m. | Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek said Tuesday he has decided to break a self-imposed term limit and run for re-election next year.

Coats Retirement Sparks Hoosier State Free-for-All

March 24, 2015

An open Senate seat in Indiana could lead to a GOP free-for-all in 2016, with nearly every Republican member of the Hoosier State’s congressional delegation showing interest.

Coats Not Seeking Re-Election in Indiana

March 24, 2015

Republican Sen. Dan Coats will not run for re-election in Indiana next year, opening up his Senate seat to a wide group of hopefuls.

Rep. Raul Ruiz Welcomes Twin Girls

March 23, 2015

Rep. Raul Ruiz, the California Democrat and doctor known for saving ailing passengers on airplanes, can now add a new role to his resume: dad.

Democrats' Florida Senate Hopes Could Cost House Seat

March 23, 2015

A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the party’s quest for the House majority.

Patrick Murphy Announces Senate Bid in Florida

March 23, 2015

Rep. Patrick Murphy will run for Senate in the Sunshine State in 2016, giving national Democrats the candidate they want in a top pickup opportunity for the party this cycle.

O Can He Sing

March 23, 2015

Mike Sommers, chief of staff to Speaker John A. Boehner, is not Canadian.

DCCC, NRCC Raise More Than $5 Million in February

March 20, 2015

Both parties’ House campaign committees raised more than $5 million in February, the two organizations announced Friday.

DSCC Raises More Than NRSC in February

March 20, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised slightly more than its Republican counterpart in February, bringing in $4.3 million, according to figures the committee reported Friday.

EMILY's List Names VP of Independent Expenditures

March 19, 2015

EMILY’s List named Lucinda Guinn vice president of independent expenditures for the 2016 cycle, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Familiar Name Launches Bid to Succeed Aaron Schock (Updated)

March 18, 2015

Updated 11:31 a.m. | State Sen. Darin LaHood, 46, announced Wednesday he will run in the special election to replace disgraced Rep. Aaron Schock, the Illinois Republican dogged by ethics investigations who announced plans Tuesday to resign.

Staff Decamp Vulnerable Democrat's Office Over Fundraising Concerns (Updated)

March 18, 2015

Updated 12:26 p.m. | One of the House’s most vulnerable members is shedding staff at a rapid clip, just months after he arrived in Congress.

Schock Resignation Will Trigger Special Election in Illinois

March 17, 2015

A forthcoming special election to replace resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is unlikely to alter the partisan control of his Peoria-based 18th District.

Democrat Announces Bid in Top Illinois House Race (Updated)

March 17, 2015

Updated 11:00 a.m. | Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering announced a bid in Illinois’ 10th District Tuesday, putting Democrats on a likely primary collision course in a must-win seat for the party.

Potential Scott Peters Challenger Surfaces (Updated)

March 16, 2015

Updated 5:41 p.m. | National Republicans are in talks with a potential challenger to California Rep. Scott Peters, whose tossup district makes him a perennial target.

Democrats Prep North Carolina Contingency Plan

March 13, 2015

National Democrats want ex-Sen. Kay Hagan to mount another bid for Senate in the Tar Heel State. But in case the former senator declines, party officials have started to key in on other potential recruits.

Democrat Mulls Rematch in Michigan House Contest

March 11, 2015

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jerry Cannon is mulling another bid against Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., according to two sources with knowledge of the Democrat’s plans.

Democrats Line Up Behind Ted Strickland in Ohio Primary (Updated)

March 10, 2015

Updated 11:36 a.m. | The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee threw its weight behind former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Tuesday — a sign the national party is trying to avoid a primary in a key 2016 state.

DCCC in Talks With California House Candidate

March 9, 2015

Fowler Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Parra is considering challenging GOP Rep. David Valadao in the Central Valley-based 21st District, according to a source with knowledge of Parra’s plans.

A House Republican Moves Closer to Middle

March 9, 2015

While some GOP lawmakers veer right for fear of primary threats, one vulnerable House Republican continues to inch closer to other end of his party’s spectrum for political survival.

Menendez: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere' (Updated)

March 6, 2015

Updated 7:45 p.m. | Sen. Robert Menendez, who is likely to face federal corruption charges in the coming weeks according to multiple published reports, is gearing up for a battle with the Justice Department.

Lone House Committee Chairwoman to Retire

March 5, 2015

Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., the only woman to chair a House committee in the 114th Congress, will not seek a 9th term in her Detroit-area district, she announced Thursday.

“This is the community that I love, that I call home, and at the conclusion of my current term in office, I will be coming home. I will not seek re-election,” Miller announced in a video posted to Facebook.

First elected to Congress in 2002, Miller is one of just 22 women in the House GOP Caucus.

How a Tea Party Favorite May Influence Mississippi Race

March 5, 2015

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party firebrand who nearly ousted a Republican senator in a primary last year, has attempted to shape the state’s upcoming 1st District special election.

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