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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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Republican Drops Recount in Targeted California Race

June 26, 2014

Former Capitol Hill aide Lesli Gooch, the Republican who called for a recount in California’s 31st District, has dropped her request and conceded the race Wednesday night.

Oklahoma Primary Results: Lankford Wins Senate Nomination (Updated)

June 24, 2014

Updated 9:54 p.m. | Rep. James Lankford has won the Oklahoma primary, and now the Republican is likely headed to the Senate.

Charlie Rangel Opponent Calls Him 'Liability' for Democrats

June 24, 2014

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, a Democrat challenging longtime Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., in Tuesday’s primary, called his opponent a “liability” for the party, saying the congressman’s past ethical issues have crippled his ability to be effectively serve.

Curt Clawson Wins Special Election to Succeed Trey Radel in Florida

June 24, 2014

Republican businessman Curt Clawson won the special election Tuesday to replace former Rep. Trey Radel in Florida’s 19th District — an outcome long expected in this heavily Republican district on the state’s Gulf Coast.

Democratic Operative Kyle Gott Dies in Ky. Car Crash

June 23, 2014

Kyle Gott, most recently the campaign manager for state Rep. Alma Adams’ Democratic primary win in North Carolina, died on June 19 in a car accident in Kentucky. He was 31.

Pick Your Clinton: Democrats Want Duo on Trail

June 23, 2014

Democrats are gearing up to unleash the Clinton Dynasty.

Iowa GOP Convention Picks Nominee for Top House Race (Video)

June 21, 2014

Former Capitol Hill aide David Young won the Republican nomination in Iowa’s 3rd District on Saturday, overcoming five other Republican opponents in an hourslong nominating convention.

NRCC Trails DCCC in May Fundraising

June 20, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $6 million in May, according to an NRCC aide — $1.3 million less than the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised in the same period.

DCCC Raises $7.3 Million in May

June 20, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $7.3 million in May, according to a committee aide.

Republicans Angle for Open Oklahoma House Seat (Video)

June 20, 2014

Rep. James Lankford’s high-profile bid for Senate in Oklahoma has left a crowded race to replace him in the Sooner State’s 5th District.

DWS Sustains Hamstring Injury at Congressional Women's Softball Game

June 19, 2014

Good thing the next Congressional Women’s Softball Game is a year away.

Republican Calls for Recount in Targeted California Race

June 19, 2014

Republican Lesli Gooch’s campaign called for a recount Wednesday evening in California’s 31st District, a top pick-up opportunity for Democrats in 2014.

NRCC Reserves $30 Million for TV Ads in 2014

June 17, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $30 million in television airtime this fall, signaling it is preparing to go on offense in 17 districts and defend nine more.

Dave Brat Hires Communications Aide in Virginia

June 16, 2014

Dave Brat, the economics professor who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset last week, has hired a communications director.

NRCC Raises $900,000 at Annual House Leadership Fundraiser

June 16, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $900,000 Monday at its annual House leadership fundraiser in Manhattan, according to a source familiar with the event.

Duck Dynasty Cousin Enters Louisiana House Race (Updated)

June 16, 2014

Updated 1:04 p.m. | Businessman Zach Dasher, a cousin of the star of “Duck Dynasty,” announced Monday he will run for Louisiana’s 5th District.

Elizabeth Warren Endorses in Targeted Massachusetts Race

June 16, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., endorsed Rep. John F. Tierney’s re-election bid at a campaign rally in the Bay State’s 6th District Monday, calling the House Democrat a “tireless champion for Massachusetts families.”

Do You Want to Work for Clay Aiken?

June 13, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, is staffing up.

Indicted Congressman's Fundraising Tanks

June 13, 2014

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., is struggling to fundraise for his campaign after a federal indictment, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Eric Cantor's Polling Firm Takes Heat (Updated)

June 11, 2014

Updated 5:25 p.m. | After House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss in Virginia Tuesday night, national GOP operatives are barreling through the five stages of grief: Denial, anger, and now bargaining — looking for answers on his out-of-the-blue political death.

Brat Could See Barrage of GOP Opponents in 2016

June 11, 2014

David Brat, the Republican college professor who ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a historic upset Tuesday, shouldn’t get too comfortable.

Maine Primary Results: Cain, Poliquin to Face Off in November

June 10, 2014

State Sen. Emily Cain, the new Democratic nominee, will face former state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, in the targeted race for Maine’s 2nd District in November.

Virginia Primary Results: Don Beyer Wins Democratic Nod

June 10, 2014

Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer handily defeated a crowded Democratic primary field Tuesday night in a win that will almost certainly send him to Congress next year in this Arlington-based district.

Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Massive Upset

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary Tuesday night to a poorly-funded GOP opponent in the biggest electoral stunner in several cycles.

College professor David Brat defeated Cantor, 56 percent to 44 percent, according to The Associated Press.

NRCC Promotes 11 More to 'Young Guns'

June 10, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has elevated 11 more candidates to “Young Gun” status, moving these prospects to the top tier of of their benchmark program for campaigns in 2014.

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