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Emily Cahn

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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:

Sanchez Senate Bid Opens Orange County House Seat

May 14, 2015

After waffling on a run earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced Thursday she is running for California’s open Senate seat.

Lieutenant Governor Moves Closer to Florida Senate Bid

May 14, 2015

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera moved closer to entering the open Florida Senate contest late Wednesday, announcing a super PAC to help him raise money for a potential candidacy.

Mississippi Special Election Heads to Runoff

May 12, 2015

The special election in Mississippi’s 1st District is headed to a June 2 runoff, after none of the 13 candidates in the field captured the necessary votes to win outright.

Loretta Sanchez May Announce California Senate Bid

May 12, 2015

Updated, 8 p.m. | Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., may announce a bid for Senate in the Golden State Thursday, which would set up a primary in the open-seat race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Expect the Unexpected in Mississippi Special Election

May 11, 2015

The special election in Mississippi’s 1st District is a political handicapper’s nightmare.

Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Senate Bid

May 6, 2015

Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he is running for Florida’s open Senate seat, becoming the first well-known Republican to enter what’s expected to be among the most competitive races of the cycle.

Dan Donovan Wins Special Election to Succeed Michael Grimm

May 5, 2015

Republican Dan Donovan easily won a special election in New York’s 11th District Tuesday night, solidifying his role as the successor to disgraced ex-Rep. Michael G. Grimm.

Democrats Look Past Tuesday's New York Special Election

May 5, 2015

Republican Daniel Donovan is expected to cruise to victory Tuesday in the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y.

Darin LaHood Raises $500K in Race to Replace Aaron Schock

May 4, 2015

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood raised more than $500,000 in five weeks since entering the special election to replace Republican Aaron Schock, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Ad Man Scott Howell Back At It After Cardiac Arrest

May 4, 2015

Scott Howell doesn’t remember Jan. 25.

Robin Kelly Met With DSCC on Possible Illinois Senate Bid

May 1, 2015

Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible Senate bid, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting.

Exclusive: NRCC Adds 8 More Vulnerable Members to Patriot Program

May 1, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee added eight more members to its Patriot program Friday, according to a list provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Sanders Presser May Flout Ethics Rules (Updated)

April 30, 2015

Updated 10:55 a.m. | Running for president is hard. But it’s even harder to do while balancing the ethics rules of your day job on Capitol Hill.

NRSC Hires General Counsel for 2016

April 29, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee hired Matthew Raymer as general counsel to advise the committee and its candidates on legal matters for the 2016 election cycle.

Republican Wins Money Race in New York Special

April 24, 2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan walloped his Democratic opponent in fundraising for the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

Potential Democratic Challenger Emerges in California

April 22, 2015

A possible Democratic challenger is emerging in California’s Simi Valley to take on freshman Republican Rep. Steve Knight.

Overheard: Even Congressmen Call Their Moms

April 22, 2015

“Call Mother.”

Ex-NFL Linebacker Considering Illinois Senate Bid

April 21, 2015

Illinois state Sen. Napoleon Harris, a Chicago-area Democrat and former National Football League linebacker, is mulling a bid for Senate, according to multiple sources in the state.

Top Cardenas Staffer Subpoenaed, FBI May Be Investigating

April 21, 2015

The district director for sophomore Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas notified the House Thursday that she’s been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury conducting an investigation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Gabriela Marquez, who heads operations in the Los Angeles congressman’s Panorama City office, issued the formal notice in accordance with House rules and staff in the congressman’s Washington, D.C., office confirmed the April 13 communication, but did not provide further details.

Sources in California tell CQ Roll Call the FBI spent a few hours interviewing Marquez in her California home roughly three weeks ago, asking questions about whether staffers in Cárdenas’ office worked on campaign-related activities while being paid for official office time.

Candidates Look to Make Family Legacies in Congress

April 21, 2015

Updated 11 a.m. | When nine-term Democratic Rep. Lois Capps announced her retirement, all eyes turned to a potential successor: her daughter.

Top Cárdenas Staffer Subpoenaed; FBI May Be Investigating (Video)

April 21, 2015

The district director for sophomore Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas notified the House Thursday that she’s been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury conducting an investigation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

DSCC Topped $5 Million in March

April 20, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised nearly $5.3 million in March, slightly edging its Republican counterpart.

NRSC Raised $4.9 Million in March

April 20, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced Monday it raised $4.9 million in March and ended the month with $5.3 million on hand.

Democrat Announces Senate Bid in Pennsylvania

April 17, 2015

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced a bid for Senate in Pennsylvania on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary in a must-win Senate contest for a party looking to win back the majority in 2016.

The 7 Most Interesting First-Quarter Fundraising Facts

April 16, 2015

Updated April 17, 10:30 a.m. | With roughly a year to go before the first primaries of 2016, fundraising numbers are among the few benchmarks to assess candidate strength.

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