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Emily Cahn


Emily Cahn is a politics reporter covering House and Senate 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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Stories by Emily Cahn:

DCCC Outpaces NRCC in May Fundraising (Updated)

June 19, 2015

Updated 4:32 p.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $700,000 more than the National Republican Congressional Committee in May, according to figures provided to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats Court MMA Fighter for Heck's House Seat

June 18, 2015

Staff from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee were in Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with former Secretary of State Ross Miller, hoping to recruit him to run for Nevada’s 3rd District, according to two sources with knowledge of the meeting.

Colorado GOP Squabbles Complicate Bennet Challenge

June 17, 2015

A war between the Colorado Republican Party’s top brass is raising questions about whether the party can recruit a top-tier challenger needed to unseat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in the state’s must-win U.S. Senate seat.

Unions Target California Democrat Over Vote on Trade

June 17, 2015

Updated 5:40 p.m. | Updated to better define Rob England’s job title.

Operative Gets 2 Years in First Campaign-Super PAC Coordination Case (Updated)

June 12, 2015

Updated 5:35 p.m. | Tyler Harber, a former Republican political operative, was sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in illegal coordination between a campaign and a super PAC, according to The Washington Post, in the first case of its kind.

Blum Says Others Will Support Him If Republicans Don't

June 12, 2015

Iowa Republican Rep. Rod Blum’s re-election effort is not getting much support from his party. But that’s just fine with him.

Putnam Partners Hires Longtime DCCC Aide

June 11, 2015

Kevin McKeon, a Democratic operative who spent four cycles as an aide at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will join Putnam Partners as a senior vice president, according to an announcement provided first to CQ Roll Call.

5 Congressional Maps That Redistricting Could Change for 2016

June 9, 2015

Legal battles over redistricting in nearly a half-dozen states could leave operatives from both parties scrambling to understand a new political landscape in the months leading up to next year’s primary and general-election contests.

Brian Sandoval Won't Run for Nevada Senate (Video)

June 9, 2015

Brian Sandoval, the popular Republican governor of Nevada, announced Tuesday he won’t run for the Silver State’s open Senate seat.

America Rising Hires Three for 2016

June 4, 2015

Republican opposition research firm America Rising will announce Thursday three new additions to its senior leadership team for the 2016 cycle, as well as a handful of promotions, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats Frustrated by Unions' Cash Freeze Over 'Fast Track'

June 4, 2015

One of Democrats’ best team players on the campaign finance front is playing hardball this cycle, withholding campaign cash over a package of trade bills being debated in Congress.

Kelly Wins Runoff for Mississippi House Seat

June 2, 2015

District Attorney Trent Kelly, a Republican, rolled to victory in a special-election runoff in Mississippi’s 1st District Tuesday night, The Associated Press reported.

DCCC Isn't 'Rushing' to Make Endorsements

June 1, 2015

Exactly two years ago, a crop of Democratic House recruits were in Washington, D.C., being fêted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

David McKinley Not Running for Governor in West Virginia

June 1, 2015

West Virginia Rep. David McKinley plans to announce Monday that he’s not running for governor in 2016, according to two sources with knowledge of McKinley’s plans. McKinley plans to make the announcement at a 3:30 p.m. Eastern conference call with reporters.

EMILY's List Targets 15 Republicans for 2016

June 1, 2015

EMILY’s List put 15 GOP incumbents “On Notice” for their re-election bids Monday, naming its top GOP targets for 2016, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Carol Shea-Porter 'Ready to Win' N.H. Seat Back

May 28, 2015

Former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire told supporters in an email Thursday she is “ready to win” back the seat she was ousted from in 2014.

Veteran Democratic Consultants Launch New Media Firm

May 27, 2015

Ken Morley and Philip de Vellis, two longtime Democratic political operatives, have joined forces to launch Beacon Media — a Democratic media consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.

Kirkpatrick to Challenge McCain in Arizona

May 26, 2015

Updated, 2:05 p.m. | Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will challenge Republican Sen. John McCain, according to a source with knowledge of Kirkpatrick’s plans, giving Democrats a top recruit and a potential pickup opportunity.

Sanchez Stumbles Prompt SoCal Angst

May 20, 2015

Long shut out of statewide office, Southern California Democrats saw a glimmer of hope last week, when Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced a bid for the Golden State’s open Senate seat.

DCCC Outpaces NRCC in April Fundraising (Updated)

May 20, 2015

Updated 8 a.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee slightly outpaced its Republican counterpart in April fundraising, and is now debt-free as the party gears up for the 2016 cycle.

Stutzman Staffs Up for Senate Bid

May 20, 2015

GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who is vacating his House seat to run in Indiana’s open Senate contest, has hired an experienced senior campaign team to help his bid, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

NRSC Raised $4.2 Million in April

May 20, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will report raising more than $4.2 million in April and ending the month with $5 million in cash on hand, according to figures provided to CQ Roll Call.

Republicans Fear Guinta Scandal Could Imperil 2016

May 18, 2015

Rep. Frank C. Guinta’s campaign finance troubles could expand from a personal headache to a partywide migraine for New Hampshire Republicans worried about holding his House seat next fall.

NRCC Adds Another Member to Program for Vulnerable Incumbents

May 15, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee added newly minted Rep. Dan Donovan to its Patriot program Friday, signaling to its donor base that the New Yorker is among the GOP’s most vulnerable House incumbents in 2016.

Ousted Democrat Announces Indiana Senate Bid (Updated)

May 15, 2015

Updated, 1 p.m. | Former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill told a crowd at a Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Columbus, Ind., he’ll run for the open Senate seat in the Hoosier State in 2016, becoming the first Democrat to enter the contest.

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