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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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Stories by Emily Cahn:

Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries

July 20, 2014

The influence of religious conservatives might be waning nationwide, but the movement only stands to grow in Congress.

John Boehner Raises More Than $6.2 Million

July 15, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio will report bringing in more than $6.2 million in the second quarter across three committees, according to fundraising figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Alabama Runoff Results: Gary Palmer Wins Republican Nomination (Video)

July 15, 2014

Conservative activist Gary Palmer defeated state Rep. Paul DeMarco Tuesday to win the GOP nomination in Alabama’s 6th District.

North Carolina Runoff Results: Phil Berger Jr. Loses Nod (Video)

July 15, 2014

Baptist Pastor Mark Walker defeated Rockingham District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. Tuesday to win the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s open 6th District.

DCCC Tops NRCC in Second Quarter Fundraising

July 15, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee topped its Republican counterpart by $1.3 million in June fundraising and $5.6 million in the second quarter overall, according to figures released Tuesday.

Michael Grimm Fundraising Comes to Near Halt in June

July 15, 2014

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., raised just $23,000 from June 5 to June 30, as he continues to struggle for donations to his troubled re-election campaign in his Staten Island district.

Voters to Pick GOP Nominees in Alabama, North Carolina Runoffs

July 15, 2014

Voters in Alabama and North Carolina head to the polls Tuesday to choose the Republican nominees in two deeply conservative House districts.

Clay Aiken Bests Renee Ellmers in Second Quarter Fundraising (Updated)

July 15, 2014

Updated 12:20 p.m. | “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken announced raising $450,000 from April through June for his bid in North Carolina’s 2nd District — more than his Republican opponent, GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers.

Paul Broun Endorses Candidate in Georgia

July 14, 2014

Rep. Paul Broun, the Georgia Republican who lost a Senate primary in May, endorsed pastor Jody Hice in the July 22 runoff to replace him.

Louisiana Senate Race Has One Fewer Republican

July 14, 2014

State Rep. Paul Hollis, a Republican waging a bid in Louisiana’s competitive Senate contest, withdrew his candidacy Monday.

Rich Candidates, Poor House Districts

July 13, 2014

Mo’ money, mo’ problems? That’s the case for a few deep-pocketed House candidates, whose affluence has become a political issue in the districts they seek this November.

Club for Growth Gets Second Chance in Alabama Race

July 10, 2014

A six-week mulligan for the Club for Growth ends on July 15, when voters will pick a GOP nominee in Alabama’s 6th District runoff.

John Barrow Raises $580,000 in Second Quarter

July 10, 2014

Rep. John Barrow, a Georgia Democrat and perpetual GOP target, raised $580,000 in the second quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Dan Benishek Raises $487,000 in Top Michigan House Race

July 10, 2014

Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., raised $487,000 in the second quarter, a sharp increase from his haul during the first three months of the year.

Carl DeMaio Reserves $1.2 Million in Fall TV Time

July 10, 2014

California Republican challenger Carl DeMaio reserved $1.2 million in TV airtime for the fall, according to media buy information obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Martha McSally Places Fall TV Reservation for Top Race

July 9, 2014

The fall air wars are amping up in a top House race in Arizona.

Howard Coble Wields Influence in North Carolina Race

July 9, 2014

Outgoing Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., has become a fixture in the GOP runoff to determine his successor in the 6th District.

Florida House Candidate Posts Another Big Fundraising Quarter

July 9, 2014

Attorney Gwen Graham, a Democrat, raised $563,000 in the second quarter, adding to her war chest as she gears up for a competitive race in Florida’s 2nd District, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Freshman Democrat Rakes in More Than $580,000

July 9, 2014

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema raised $582,000 in the second quarter — a hefty sum as the freshman Democrat awaits her GOP opponent in Arizona’s 9th District.

Sean Patrick Maloney Turns in Another Strong Fundraising Quarter

July 8, 2014

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., posted another impressive fundraising haul, bringing in $550,000 in the second quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

NRCC Touts 11 More 'Young Gun' Candidates

July 8, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee promoted 11 more candidates to ‘Young Gun’ status Tuesday morning, elevating their campaigns to the highest level of the program that provides organizational and fundraising support in top House contests.

DeMaio Tops $600,000 in Second Quarter Fundraising

July 7, 2014

Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio raised $613,000 in the second quarter for one of the GOP’s most targeted House races, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Former Illinois Congressman Pulls in $610,000 for Comeback Bid

July 7, 2014

Former Illinois Rep. Robert Dold raised more than $610,000 in the second quarter for his comeback bid in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Freshman Republican Raises $550,000 in Second Quarter

July 7, 2014

Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis raised more than $550,000 in the second quarter, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

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