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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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Club for Growth Launches Ad in Open Alabama House Race

May 20, 2014

The Club for Growth is up with an ad attacking an Alabama Republican primary hopeful for his donations to “liberal Democrats in Congress.”

Fight Night Preview: Primaries From Georgia to Idaho

May 20, 2014

It’s primary night in six states, with plenty of races to watch in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Alaskan Senate Underdog Hires Former Bush Aide

May 19, 2014

Tom Intorcio has joined Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s Senate campaign as communications director.

Challenger Hits Mike Honda in New TV Ad

May 19, 2014

Attorney Ro Khanna began airing a contrast ad Monday, just a few weeks out from California’s top-two primary.

Minnesota Republican Challenger Airs First TV Ad

May 19, 2014

Minnesota Republican Stewart Mills went up on air Monday with a bio spot touting his commitment to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Congressman Backs Ex-Hill Staffer for California Seat

May 16, 2014

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce has endorsed former Capitol Hill aide Lesli Gooch, becoming the latest Southern California congressman to back the Republican seeking her former boss’ open House seat.

Georgia Democrat Awaits Crowded Republican Primary

May 15, 2014

GLENNVILLE, Ga. — At a law enforcement appreciation cookout last month, just within Georgia’s 12th District line, Democratic Rep. John Barrow back-slapped with the best of them as he made his way through a Republican-heavy crowd.

Democrats Dropping Like Flies in Race to Replace Moran

May 15, 2014

Seeing no path to victory, three of the 10 Democratic candidates looking to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran in Virginia dropped out in rapid succession in the past week — slightly dwindling a still-crowded field in next month’s primary.

Howard Coble Endorses Successor in North Carolina

May 15, 2014

Retiring North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble has endorsed Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. as his successor, touting the candidate’s experience and conservative credentials.

For Democrats, It's Déjà Vu in California's 31st District

May 14, 2014

Democrats may have reason for concern about a replay from 2012, when the party fumbled a sure pickup opportunity in Southern California thanks to the state’s new top-two primary.

Pennsylvania Primary: Clinton Does TV Ad for Margolies

May 14, 2014

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies’ latest ad in her comeback bid in Pennsylvania features former President Bill Clinton touting her accomplishments on camera, a potentially game-changing spot less than one week from the Keystone State’s primary.

Super PAC Touts Joe Baca as 'Reagan Fiscal Conservative'

May 13, 2014

A super PAC in California backing former Rep. Joe Baca sent three mailers in the district touting Baca’s credentials for his comeback bid for a Southern California open seat.

Paul Ryan Endorses in California House Race

May 13, 2014

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan will endorse former state Sen. Tony Strickland in a competitive open-seat House race in California, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Clay Aiken Will Officially Become Democratic Nominee in North Carolina

May 13, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is set to be certified as the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, after the North Carolina State Board of Elections received the tally of all votes cast in last Tuesday’s primary.

Clay Aiken Primary Opponent Dies

May 12, 2014

Former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, who was vying for the Democratic nomination in a North Carolina House race, died on Monday, an employee at his company, Asheboro Elastics Corporation, confirmed.

Local media reports stated that Crisco died from a fall at his home in Asheboro. He was pronounced dead when emergency responders arrived on the scene, according to the Asheboro Courier-Tribune. He was 71.

Pennsylvania Primary: Margolies Comeback Bid Faltering

May 12, 2014

GLENSIDE, Pa. — A week out from Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies is no longer the front-runner in a race Democratic operatives doubted she could ever lose.

Clay Aiken Primary Opponent Dies (Video)

May 12, 2014

Former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, who was vying for the Democratic nomination in a North Carolina House race, died on Monday, an employee at his company, Asheboro Elastics Corporation, confirmed.

Mike Simpson Out-Raised Tea Party Primary Opponent

May 9, 2014

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson out-raised his tea-party-bolstered Republican primary opponent in the final fundraising period of the contest.

Democrat Injects $700,000 Into Pennsylvania Primary Campaign (Updated)

May 9, 2014

Update 9:45 a.m. | Democrat Val Arkoosh loaned her Pennsylvania congressional campaign $700,000 with weeks to go in a competitive primary, according to her pre-primary report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Pennsylvania Democrat Targets Each Primary Opponent in One Ad

May 7, 2014

State Sen. Daylin Leach, one of four Democrats running for an open Philadelphia-based House seat, takes shots at all three of his opponents in his latest TV ad, which was obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Clay Aiken's Primary Fate May Be Unclear for Days

May 7, 2014

The Democratic House primary between “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken and former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco remained too close to call following Tuesday’s primary.

House Race Results in North Carolina (Updated)

May 6, 2014

Updated 11:17 p.m. | Longtime Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., defeated his GOP challenger Tuesday night, declaring victory in the toughest primary since he came to Congress 20 years ago.

John Boehner, David Joyce Clobber Tea Party Challengers (Updated)

May 6, 2014

Updated 10:32 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio beat three GOP primary opponents on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination in the district he has represented for 12 terms.

Clay Aiken Holds Slim Lead With All Precincts In

May 6, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken leads his Democratic primary opponent by just 372 votes Tuesday night in a North Carolina race for the House.

Republican Dance Studio Owner Mulls House Bid in Louisiana

May 6, 2014

Republican state Rep. Lenar Whitney, an account executive and dance studio owner, is mulling a bid for Louisiana’s 6th District, according to multiple GOP operatives.

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