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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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New Seat, Better Odds for California Republican (Video)

Feb. 28, 2014

The candidate: Former state Sen. Tony Strickland, a RepublicanThe member: Longtime GOP Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon is retiring from Congress, leaving his competitively drawn southern California House seat open for the first time in two decades.The district: California’s 25th, located on the northern edge Los Angeles County, was close in the past two presidential contests but has a slight conservative bent. It’s rated Republican Favored by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.The candidate’s team: Jamestown Associates (media), Joe Justin of the Justin Company (mail), Jeff Burton of Burton Kamins Advocacy (general consultant), Greg Strimple of GS Strategy Group (polling).

Democrat Ups Spending in Primary for Competitive Illinois Race

Feb. 28, 2014

Physics professor George Gollin, a Democrat running in the competitive House race in Illinois, will inject more money into the television airwaves on Monday, according to two sources tracking ad buys in the district.

Sink Tops Jolly in Florida Special-Election Fundraising

Feb. 27, 2014

Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink raised $1.3 million in the last month and a half for the highly competitive March 11 special in Florida’s 13th District.

21st House Member Announces Retirement

Feb. 27, 2014

Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., announced Thursday he will not seek a 12th term in the 7th District.

“I’ve been in public office for 39 years and it’s been a pleasure to serve the people of Arizona,” Pastor, 70, said in a statement. “After 23 in Congress, I feel it’s time for me to seek out a new endeavor. It’s been a great honor, a great experience and a great joy for me to serve in Congress. I think it’s time for me to do something else.”

Ed Pastor to Retire in 2014 (Updated) (Video)

Feb. 27, 2014

Updated 2:38 p.m. | Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., announced Thursday he will not seek a 12th term in the 7th District.

South Dakota Republicans Await Thune's 2016 Decision

Feb. 26, 2014

Congressional opportunities in South Dakota have always been few and far between.

First Republican Goes Up on Air in Georgia House Primary

Feb. 26, 2014

State Sen. Buddy Carter, one of more than a half-dozen Republicans running for Georgia’s open 1st District, will go up on television Tuesday with an ad touting his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

Candidate Interview: Tony Strickland (R) CA-25

Feb. 26, 2014

The former state senator who is running for California's open 25th District visited Roll Call on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The Candidate Who Bounced a $42 Check Might Be a Problem for Central Valley Democrats

Feb. 26, 2014

California’s Central Valley was home last cycle to a botched open-seat opportunity for Democrats, and the party could be facing a replay in 2014.

LGBT Group Picks Sides in Crowded Northern Virginia Race

Feb. 26, 2014

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund endorsed state Sen. Adam Ebbin on Tuesday in the crowded Democratic primary for Virginia’s 8th District.

Hilda Solis Endorses in California House Primary

Feb. 24, 2014

Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis endorsed attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes on Monday in the crowded primary field in California’s open 31st District.

Longest-Serving Congressman in History to Retire

Feb. 24, 2014

Rep. John D. Dingell, the longtime Michigan Democrat and dean of the House, will announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“I’m not going to be carried out feet first,” Dingell said in an interview with the Detroit News.

Alex Sink Hit With New Ad From NRCC

Feb. 24, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee released a new TV ad Monday against Alex Sink, the Democrat running in the upcoming special election in Florida’s 13th District.

House Dean John Dingell to Announce Retirement (Updated) (Video)

Feb. 24, 2014

Updated 11:32 a.m. | Rep. John D. Dingell, the longtime Michigan Democrat and dean of the House, will announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election.

Texas Pols File Fundraising Reports Before Primary

Feb. 21, 2014

Texas will hold the first congressional primaries of 2014 in less than two weeks, but so far the races are so under the radar that one of the candidates to watch failed to file a pre-primary fundraising report due Thursday.

The Slowest House Race of 2014

Feb. 21, 2014

In the last few weeks, congressional hopefuls have piled into newly open House seats across the country, climbing over each other for a head start and their best shot in decades to ascend to Capitol Hill.

Steve Israel Fundraises for Bill Hughes Jr. in New Jersey

Feb. 21, 2014

New York Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, headlined a fundraiser Friday morning for attorney Bill Hughes Jr., a Democrat looking to oust Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J., according to an invitation obtained by CQ Roll Call.

DCCC Outraises NRCC in January

Feb. 20, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in January by $700,000, according to figures provided Thursday by both committees.

New Internal Poll Gives Murphy Wide Lead in Crowded Iowa Race

Feb. 20, 2014

A new poll from state Rep. Pat Murphy, one of five Democrats running for Iowa’s open 1st District, shows him with a wide lead, according to a memo from his House campaign.

T.W. Shannon Releases First Ad in Oklahoma Senate Special (Video)

Feb. 19, 2014

State Speaker T.W. Shannon, one of a handful of Republicans running for the Senate special election in Oklahoma, is up with his first TV ad of the cycle, his campaign announced Wednesday.

Jason Mraz to Perform at LA Fundraiser for House Hopeful

Feb. 19, 2014

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will headline an upcoming fundraiser for author Marianne Williamson, an independent running for Congress in California’s 33rd District.

T.W. Shannon Releses First Ad in Oklahoma Senate Special

Feb. 19, 2014

State Speaker T.W. Shannon, one of a handful of Republicans running for the Senate special election in Oklahoma, is up with his first television ad of the cycle, his campaign announced Wednesday.

The minute-long bio spot, which details Shannon's faith and his stance on lowering the debt, is backed by a $150,000 buy. It will run on broadcast stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and statewide on cable stations.

America Rising Names Top Opposition Research Targets for 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

America Rising, a GOP group that procures and publishes research on Democratic candidates, announced Wednesday its first wave of top targets for the midterm elections.

DSCC Outraises NRSC in January

Feb. 19, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in January by $2 million, according to figures released by the committees.

Freshman California Democrat to Run for County Supervisor

Feb. 18, 2014

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election in California’s 35th District, instead opting for a bid for county supervisor back home in the Golden State.

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