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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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House Democrats Get Better Odds in California Senate Race

Feb. 25, 2015

A few House Democrats have found more favorable odds in California’s Senate race after former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa eschewed a bid for the open seat.

Antonio Villaraigosa Won't Seek Senate in California

Feb. 24, 2015

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will not run for California’s open Senate seat, he announced in a Tuesday Facebook post.

Special Election Set for Mississippi Congressman's District (Updated)

Feb. 24, 2015

Updated 4:45 p.m. | A special election in Mississippi’s 1st District will take place on May 12, according to The Associated Press. The winner will succeed the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, a Republican who died on Feb. 6 after a battle with brain cancer.

DCCC Raises More Than NRCC in January

Feb. 20, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brought in $2 million more than its GOP counterpart in January, according to reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

Cuomo Schedules New York Special Election (Updated)

Feb. 20, 2015

Updated 10:30 a.m. | Voters in New York’s 11th District will head to the polls on May 5 to elect a successor for former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, the Republican who resigned after pleading guilty to tax fraud last year.

Undeterred by Primary Threats, Walter Jones to Seek 12th Term

Feb. 19, 2015

Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., has no plans to retire in 2016, when Republicans are likely plotting another primary to oust the GOP gadfly.

Democrat Announces Bid to Challenge Roy Blunt

Feb. 19, 2015

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat, announced Thursday he will challenge GOP Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016.

Janice Hahn Endorses Successor in Congress

Feb. 18, 2015

California state Sen. Isadore Hall announced Wednesday he will run for the freshly open 44th District, and the Democrat is kicking off his campaign with a major congressional endorsement.

Rep. Janice Hahn to Run for County Supervisor (Updated)

Feb. 18, 2015

Updated 10:16 a.m. | Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., will officially run for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, she announced Wednesday, leaving vacant her Los Angeles-based House district for the second time since 2010.

Exclusive: NRCC Announces 12 Members in Patriot Program

Feb. 13, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced 12 members will kick-start its Patriot Program for the House GOP’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to a news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

RNC Media Aide Moves to RSLC for 2016 Cycle

Feb. 12, 2015

The Republican State Leadership Committee will announce Ellie Wallace as the group’s new communications director, according to information provided first to CQ Roll Call.

GOP Operative Pleads Guilty to Coordination, Making False Statements to FBI

Feb. 12, 2015

Tyler Harber, a GOP campaign operative, pleaded guilty Thursday to illegal coordination of federal campaign contributions in the Justice Department’s first criminal prosecution of that kind.

DNC Picks Philadelphia for 2016 Convention

Feb. 12, 2015

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday its 2016 convention will be held in Philadelphia.

Exclusive: DCCC Announces 14 Incumbents in Frontline Program

Feb. 12, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce Thursday the first 14 members who will join its Frontline program for the party’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to an early copy of a news release obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Chris McDaniel Looks to Play in Mississippi Special Election

Feb. 11, 2015

Flashbacks to last year’s brutal Senate primary in Mississippi have The Magnolia State operatives fretting a special election to replace the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee.

Rep. Alan Nunnelee Dies at Age 56

Feb. 6, 2015

Updated, 8:30 p.m. | Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., the stalwart social conservative who spearheaded efforts to ban same-sex marriage in the Magnolia State, died Friday from complications from brain cancer, his spokeswoman confirmed to CQ Roll Call. He was 56.

Democrats Start Maneuvering to Succeed SoCal Congresswoman (Updated)

Feb. 5, 2015

Updated 1:15 p.m. | Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., hasn’t even announced a bid for Los Angeles County supervisor, but the jockeying to replace her in California’s 44th District has begun.

House Democrat Ponders L.A. County Supervisor Bid (Updated)

Feb. 4, 2015

Updated 5:14 p.m. | Rep. Janice Hahn, a two-term Democrat from Los Angeles, is mulling a run for a seat on the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2016, a move that would prohibit her from running for re-election in California’s 44th District.

Illinois Democrat Hesitant on House Race

Feb. 3, 2015

Former Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, a potential Democratic recruit in a top pick-up opportunity for House Democrats in Illinois this cycle, demurred on the possibility of a bid next year.

Why 3 House Republicans Voted Against Repealing Obamacare (Updated)

Feb. 3, 2015

Updated 7:27 p.m. | House Republican leaders gave their freshmen members a political gift Tuesday: The chance to vote “yes” on a symbolic bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

DCCC Picks Frontline Chairman to Protect Vulnerables

Feb. 3, 2015

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is naming Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee to be chairman of its Frontline program to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

DSCC, NRSC Release Final Fundraising, Debt From 2014

Jan. 31, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will start the 2016 cycle with $5 million more in debt than Republicans, according to recently released fundraising figures from both organizations.

Republican Congressman in Hospice Care

Jan. 30, 2015

Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who has been absent from Capitol Hill for the majority of the past year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in the spring, was moved to home hospice care in Tupelo, Miss., on Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the Republican’s condition.

Top GOP Ad-Maker Recovering From Cardiac Arrest

Jan. 29, 2015

Scott Howell, a top Republican ad-maker, is being treated in an intensive care unit in Texas after going into sudden cardiac arrest on Monday.

Democrats Court Ex-Congressman for Rematch

Jan. 29, 2015

Former Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with party leaders about a potential rematch in 2016, according to a House Democratic official.

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