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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:

In Pa., House Democrats Are Really Ready for Hillary

Jan. 29, 2014

In Pennsylvania, future Democratic congressional hopefuls are ready for Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016.

George Miller Endorses a Successor

Jan. 29, 2014

Democratic Rep. George Miller endorsed a potential successor Wednesday in the California district he’s retiring from after 20 terms.

Bridenstine Won't Seek Coburn's Senate Seat

Jan. 29, 2014

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., announced Wednesday that he will not run for the open Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla, in 2014.

The Most Moneyed House Primary in the South

Jan. 29, 2014

While House candidates in crowded primaries across the South have struggled to raise funds this cycle, one GOP primary in Alabama is uniquely flush with cash.

Local Lawmaker Eyes Primary to Ohio's Most Vulnerable House Republican

Jan. 28, 2014

Freshman Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, may get his first big test as a candidate earlier than expected.

Tom Cole: Outside Groups Will Waste Money in Okla. Special

Jan. 28, 2014

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole says conservative outside groups that consider getting involved in the race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., will be wasting their money.

Schock, Hensarling Contribute $1 Million Each to NRCC

Jan. 28, 2014

Reps. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., and Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, gave $1 million each to boost the House GOP’s efforts in 2014.

Ex-Congressman Hints at Comeback Bid in Kansas (Updated)

Jan. 27, 2014

Update 3:02 p.m. | Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., said this weekend he has not ruled out a primary challenge to two-term Rep. Mike Pompeo in Kansas’ 4th District.

DesJarlais Primary Challenger Flush With Cash for 2014

Jan. 27, 2014

State Sen. Jim Tracy, a Republican challenging embattled GOP Rep. Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee’s 4th District, raised $150,000 in the fourth quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Fifth Democrat to Enter Race to Replace Jim Moran

Jan. 27, 2014

State Del. Mark Sickles, state House minority caucus chairman, will announce his candidacy in Virginia’s 8th District on Monday, according to a news release shared first with CQ Roll Call.

Democrat Don Beyer Will Run to Replace Jim Moran in Virginia

Jan. 24, 2014

Updated 10:15 AM | Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer will enter the crowded Democratic field seeking to replace retiring Rep. Jim Moran in the 8th District.

Clay Aiken Preparing Congressional Bid in North Carolina

Jan. 23, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is preparing to run for Congress as a Democrat in North Carolina’s 2nd District, multiple Democratic sources confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

Republican Drops Bid for Wolf's Seat in Virginia

Jan. 22, 2014

Controversial GOP state Sen. Dick Black announced Wednesday he will withdraw his candidacy in Virginia’s 10th District.

Lankford to Conservative Groups: 'I'm Not Their Enemy'

Jan. 22, 2014

A political unknown just four years ago, Rep. James Lankford has swiftly positioned himself as the front-runner in what could be a crowded GOP primary field to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Republican Could Help Honda in Ultimate California House Primary

Jan. 21, 2014

A little-known Republican could bust attorney Ro Khanna’s well-funded quest to defeat another Democrat, longtime Rep. Michael M. Honda, in a Silicon Valley-based House district.

California Democrat Continues to Clear Field in Open Seat Race

Jan. 21, 2014

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, a Democrat, continues to clear the field in the race to replace retiring Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., in a Bay Area House seat.

GOP Frets About Year-End Fundraising Thanks to Shutdown

Jan. 18, 2014

A financially damaging mix of a government shutdown and the holiday shopping season has prompted top Republican operatives to temper expectations for fourth-quarter fundraising reports, which are due at the end of the month.

Special Election Dates Set to Replace Coburn

Jan. 17, 2014

The special election to replace Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., will take place concurrent with the regularly scheduled 2014 primary and general elections, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced Friday.

NRCC Spends Almost $100,000 in Florida Special Election

Jan. 16, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee spent $93,500 this week against Democrat Alex Sink in Florida’s 13th District special election, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed Thursday.

McKeon Formally Announces Retirement

Jan. 16, 2014

Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., announced on Thursday that he will not seek a 12th term in California’s 25th District.

Democratic Congressman Endorses for Miller Seat

Jan. 15, 2014

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, a Democrat vying for California’s newly open 11th District, will announce Wednesday the endorsement of California Rep. Jared Huffman, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Paul Ryan Endorses Candidate in Competitive New York House Race

Jan. 15, 2014

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin has endorsed Republican Elise Stefanik’s bid to replace retiring Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., in 2014.

In Oklahoma, Open Seats Could Come Sooner

Jan. 15, 2014

Any room for advancement in Oklahoma federal politics is predicated on the plans of Sen. Tom Coburn, the two-term Republican waging a fourth battle with cancer.

Tidal Wave of Va. Democrats Eye Newly Open House Seat (Updated)

Jan. 15, 2014

Updated 2:41 p.m. | Maybe Virginia Democrats should start figuring out who isn’t running for retiring Rep. James P. Moran’s seat?

California Democrat Could Leave Congress After 1 Term

Jan. 15, 2014

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., is keeping her options open to seek a San Bernadino County supervisor seat back home in the Golden State, according to multiple Democratic sources.

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