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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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Exclusive: EMILY's List Blankets California House Contest

May 5, 2014

EMILY’s List will launch a six-figure campaign this week to promote former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel’s bid for a House seat in California.

Ex-Democratic Congressman Gene Taylor May Help a Vulnerable Republican

May 5, 2014

One of the most conservative Democrats in House history is mounting a comeback bid in Mississippi — and his unconventional campaign could potentially boost the re-election hopes of Sen. Thad Cochran, one of this cycle’s most vulnerable Republicans.

Senator Encourages Hillary Clinton to Run in 2016

May 2, 2014

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia will join the growing chorus of Democrats encouraging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, according to remarks Kaine is scheduled to give Saturday at a South Carolina event and obtained by CQ-Roll Call.

Clay Aiken Could Be Runner-Up in House Primary

May 1, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken could come in second place again on Tuesday – this time in a congressional primary in North Carolina.

Cheat Sheet: House and Senate Primaries in May

April 29, 2014

Primary season for the midterms begins in earnest in May, when voters head to the polls for some of this cycle’s marquee House and Senate contests.

America Rising Expands Staff | Shop Talk

April 28, 2014

America Rising, a GOP opposition research firm, unveiled a host of new hires Monday as it expands for the 2014 and 2016 cycles.

Internal Poll: Doug Ose Leads GOP Pack in California Primary

April 28, 2014

Former Rep. Doug Ose led his fellow Republicans in a targeted California House race by a wide margin, according to a poll conducted for Ose’s campaign.

Internal Poll: N.C. Republican Close to Avoiding Runoff

April 28, 2014

Rockingham District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. is just a few points shy of avoiding a runoff in a competitive GOP primary for an open House seat in North Carolina, according to an internal poll conducted for his campaign and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

'Kissing' Congressman Vance McAllister Will Not Seek Re-Election (Updated)

April 28, 2014

Updated 3:27 p.m. | Newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., will not seek re-election in November, according to a local report.

GOP Picks Nominee for Competitive Virginia House Race

April 26, 2014

Updated 6:50 PM | State Del. Barbara Comstock defeated five other candidates Saturday to win the GOP nomination for a competitive House race in northern Virginia, according to multiple sources.

The House GOP's Next All-Star Female Contender?

April 24, 2014

While some House GOP efforts to nominate top-notch female candidates have faltered this cycle, Republicans are poised to gain at least one all-star woman contender after a Saturday primary in Virginia.

House Candidate Bleeps F-Word in Campaign Video (Updated)

April 24, 2014

Updated 1:01 p.m. | Democrat David Kanuth is set to hit the airwaves for a Los Angeles-based congressional race after recently splashing across the radar screen of California political operatives with an $804,000 first-quarter fundraising haul.

Democratic Front-Runner Airs First Ad in Open Virginia Race

April 24, 2014

The front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va., released the first television ad of the race on Thursday, less than two months from the primary.

Ex-Congressman's Son Touts Trucking Business in TV Spot

April 23, 2014

Trucking company owner Mike Collins, one of seven Republicans looking to succeed Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., debuted Wednesday a biographical spot to introduce himself to voters less than one month from the primary.

Clay Aiken Is Back on TV (Updated)

April 22, 2014

Updated 2:22 p.m. | “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, who is running for a North Carolina House seat as a Democrat, launched his first TV ad Tuesday — a bio spot highlighting his difficult childhood and his recent help for children with autism.

Clay Aiken Slammed in TV Ad

April 22, 2014

The top primary opponent to Clay Aiken in North Carolina is slamming the “American Idol” runner-up’s public service record in a TV ad launched two weeks before they face off for the Democratic nomination.

Leach, Boyle Go On Air in Philly-Area House Race (Updated)

April 22, 2014

Updated 10:26 a.m. | Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach and state Rep. Brendan Boyle, two of the four Democrats vying for a Philadelphia-area House seat, launched the first TV ads of the race on Tuesday — one month out from the hotly contested primary.

Internal Poll: GOP Primary Wide Open in Alabama Race

April 22, 2014

A new internal poll shows the crowded primary in Alabama’s open 6th District is wide open less than two months before the primary, according to information provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Retirements Open Door for New Virginia Candidates

April 21, 2014

Virginia’s proximity to Capitol Hill makes a seat in Congress a desirable landing spot for politicians in the Old Dominion State. As a result, many of Virginia’s members of Congress stick around for a long time.

Romney Endorses in Targeted Arizona Race

April 21, 2014

Mitt Romney threw his support behind Arizona state Speaker Andy Tobin on Monday, marking the latest candidate Romney has endorsed in the midterm elections.

Ranking Member Fundraising Battle: Pallone Gets Cash From Tech, Health Care Industries

April 21, 2014

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. received donations from health care groups and technology giants, and gave money to more than a dozen fellow Democrats, including some in vulnerable seats, a new filing for his leadership political action committee shows.

Republican Marks First TV Foray in Hollywood House Race

April 21, 2014

A Republican candidate in the crowded race to replace Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., went on the air Monday with the first television spot of the ultra-competitive contest.

Republican Super PAC Ad Attacks Club for Growth

April 17, 2014

A super PAC that defends Republican incumbents went up on air Thursday with an ad that both touts Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson’s conservative credentials and attacks the outside groups seeking to oust him in an upcoming primary.

Runoff Likely in Crowded N.C. Open-Seat Race

April 17, 2014

The Republican nominee in the crowded race to replace retiring GOP Rep. Howard Coble likely won’t be known until mid-summer.

House Republicans Promote Seven Candidates

April 17, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has elevated seven more candidates to the second-level “Contender” status of its Young Guns program for top House GOP prospects.

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