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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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Michigan Congresswoman Won't Run for Re-Election (Updated) (Video)

March 5, 2015

Updated 6:03 p.m. | Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., the sole female House committee chairman, will not seek a ninth term, she announced Thursday.

Joe Sestak Kicks Off Rematch With Pat Toomey

March 4, 2015

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak formally launched his long-expected challenge to Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey Wednesday, setting up a possible rematch in one of Democrats’ best pick-up opportunities.

Ex-Rep. Brad Schneider Inches Closer to Rematch in Illinois

March 3, 2015

Former Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider is inching closer to a rematch with Republican Rep. Robert Dold, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of his plans.

DCCC Robocalls Target GOP on DHS Funding

March 3, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will launch robocalls against more than two dozen House Republicans Tuesday over the Department of Homeland Security funding flap, according to a script of the call provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democrat Back for Rematch With Freshman Republican

March 3, 2015

Former state Sen. Emily Cain is back for a second round against Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin, the Republican who defeated her for an open seat last year.

Both Parties Monitoring Impact of Arizona Redistricting Case

March 2, 2015

The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday on an Arizona redistricting case that could have implications for congressional elections beyond the Southwestern state’s borders.

Ex-House Candidate Will Take Top Role in Likely Clinton Campaign

Feb. 26, 2015

Amanda Renteria, the former Capitol Hill aide who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2014, is poised to be named the national political director of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s likely presidential campaign, according to two sources with knowledge of the move.

Vulnerable GOP Senators Steer Clear of CPAC

Feb. 25, 2015

As conservative operatives and activists gather this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a handful of notable GOP senators are absent from the speaking lineup.

House Democrats Get Better Odds in California Senate Race

Feb. 25, 2015

A few House Democrats have found more favorable odds in California’s Senate race after former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa eschewed a bid for the open seat.

Antonio Villaraigosa Won't Seek Senate in California

Feb. 24, 2015

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will not run for California’s open Senate seat, he announced in a Tuesday Facebook post.

Special Election Set for Mississippi Congressman's District (Updated)

Feb. 24, 2015

Updated 4:45 p.m. | A special election in Mississippi’s 1st District will take place on May 12, according to The Associated Press. The winner will succeed the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, a Republican who died on Feb. 6 after a battle with brain cancer.

DCCC Raises More Than NRCC in January

Feb. 20, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brought in $2 million more than its GOP counterpart in January, according to reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

Cuomo Schedules New York Special Election (Updated)

Feb. 20, 2015

Updated 10:30 a.m. | Voters in New York’s 11th District will head to the polls on May 5 to elect a successor for former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, the Republican who resigned after pleading guilty to tax fraud last year.

Undeterred by Primary Threats, Walter Jones to Seek 12th Term

Feb. 19, 2015

Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., has no plans to retire in 2016, when Republicans are likely plotting another primary to oust the GOP gadfly.

Democrat Announces Bid to Challenge Roy Blunt

Feb. 19, 2015

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat, announced Thursday he will challenge GOP Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016.

Janice Hahn Endorses Successor in Congress

Feb. 18, 2015

California state Sen. Isadore Hall announced Wednesday he will run for the freshly open 44th District, and the Democrat is kicking off his campaign with a major congressional endorsement.

Rep. Janice Hahn to Run for County Supervisor (Updated)

Feb. 18, 2015

Updated 10:16 a.m. | Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., will officially run for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, she announced Wednesday, leaving vacant her Los Angeles-based House district for the second time since 2010.

Exclusive: NRCC Announces 12 Members in Patriot Program

Feb. 13, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced 12 members will kick-start its Patriot Program for the House GOP’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to a news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

RNC Media Aide Moves to RSLC for 2016 Cycle

Feb. 12, 2015

The Republican State Leadership Committee will announce Ellie Wallace as the group’s new communications director, according to information provided first to CQ Roll Call.

GOP Operative Pleads Guilty to Coordination, Making False Statements to FBI

Feb. 12, 2015

Tyler Harber, a GOP campaign operative, pleaded guilty Thursday to illegal coordination of federal campaign contributions in the Justice Department’s first criminal prosecution of that kind.

DNC Picks Philadelphia for 2016 Convention

Feb. 12, 2015

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday its 2016 convention will be held in Philadelphia.

Exclusive: DCCC Announces 14 Incumbents in Frontline Program

Feb. 12, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce Thursday the first 14 members who will join its Frontline program for the party’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to an early copy of a news release obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Chris McDaniel Looks to Play in Mississippi Special Election

Feb. 11, 2015

Flashbacks to last year’s brutal Senate primary in Mississippi have The Magnolia State operatives fretting a special election to replace the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee.

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.

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