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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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Virginia Republican Launches TV Ad in Race to Replace Frank Wolf

March 6, 2014

Retired Naval officer Howie Lind will hit the airwaves Thursday with his first TV ad of the GOP primary in Virginia’s 10th District.

Senate Control Could Decide Opportunities in Tennessee

March 5, 2014

Future congressional opportunities in Tennessee might hang on the balance of power in the Senate over the next two cycles.

Mitt Romney Endorses Candidate in Iowa Senate Race

March 5, 2014

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday endorsed state Sen. Joni Ernst in the crowded Republican primary in Iowa’s open Senate seat.

Ann Callis Launches Second Ad in Illinois Primary

March 5, 2014

Former judge Ann Callis is launching her latest TV ad on Wednesday, less than two weeks out from the Democratic primary in Illinois’ 13th District.

Paul Ryan Endorses Mike Simpson in Idaho

March 4, 2014

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan endorsed Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson on Tuesday, praising his fellow Republican’s work on debt reduction.

Obama Endorses Second Freshman Democrat in Past Week

March 3, 2014

President Barack Obama endorsed Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., for re-election on Monday, his second endorsement of a freshman congressman in the past week.

Don Beyer's 'Cups' Song Campaign Assist

March 3, 2014

How do you stand out in a crowded Democratic primary field with nearly a dozen well-connected, viable candidates?

Democrats Announce House Targets for 2014

March 3, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rolled out the first 35 districts of its “Red to Blue” program Monday, highlighting the GOP-held seats the party believes it can flip and open seats it hopes to keep in the Democratic column in the 2014 midterms.

The Top 5 House Race Rematches... Are Gone

March 1, 2014

So much for the year of the rematch.

Super PAC Hits McDaniel on Hurricane Katrina Relief

Feb. 28, 2014

A super PAC boosting Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., is hitting the senator’s tea party primary opponent for comments he made on Hurricane Katrina relief.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

South Dakota Republicans Await Thune's 2016 Decision

Feb. 26, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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