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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 Posts copy desk. She has also interned at the Hill newspaper, the Houston Chronicles 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, GWs student newspaper.

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Stories by Emily Cahn:

Iowa GOP Convention Picks Nominee for Top House Race (Video)

June 21, 2014

Former Capitol Hill aide David Young won the Republican nomination in Iowas 3rd District on Saturday, overcoming five other Republican opponents in an hourslong nominating convention.

NRCC Trails DCCC in May Fundraising

June 20, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $6 million in May, according to an NRCC aide $1.3 million less than the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised in the same period.

Republicans Angle for Open Oklahoma House Seat (Video)

June 20, 2014

Rep. James Lankfords high-profile bid for Senate in Oklahoma has left a crowded race to replace him in the Sooner States 5th District.

DCCC Raises $7.3 Million in May

June 20, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $7.3 million in May, according to a committee aide.

DWS Sustains Hamstring Injury at Congressional Women's Softball Game

June 19, 2014

Good thing the next Congressional Womens Softball Game is a year away.

Republican Calls for Recount in Targeted California Race

June 19, 2014

Republican Lesli Goochs campaign called for a recount Wednesday evening in Californias 31st District, a top pick-up opportunity for Democrats in 2014.

NRCC Reserves $30 Million for TV Ads in 2014

June 17, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $30 million in television airtime this fall, signaling it is preparing to go on offense in 17 districts and defend nine more.

Dave Brat Hires Communications Aide in Virginia

June 16, 2014

Dave Brat, the economics professor who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset last week, has hired a communications director.

NRCC Raises $900,000 at Annual House Leadership Fundraiser

June 16, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $900,000 Monday at its annual House leadership fundraiser in Manhattan, according to a source familiar with the event.

Duck Dynasty Cousin Enters Louisiana House Race (Updated)

June 16, 2014

Updated 1:04 p.m. | Businessman Zach Dasher, a cousin of the star of Duck Dynasty, announced Monday he will run for Louisianas 5th District.

Elizabeth Warren Endorses in Targeted Massachusetts Race

June 16, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., endorsed Rep. John F. Tierneys re-election bid at a campaign rally in the Bay States 6th District Monday, calling the House Democrat a tireless champion for Massachusetts families.

Do You Want to Work for Clay Aiken?

June 13, 2014

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, the Democratic nominee in North Carolinas 2nd District, is staffing up.

Indicted Congressman's Fundraising Tanks

June 13, 2014

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., is struggling to fundraise for his campaign after a federal indictment, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Eric Cantor's Polling Firm Takes Heat (Updated)

June 11, 2014

Updated 5:25 p.m. | After House Majority Leader Eric Cantors stunning primary loss in Virginia Tuesday night, national GOP operatives are barreling through the five stages of grief: Denial, anger, and now bargaining looking for answers on his out-of-the-blue political death.

Brat Could See Barrage of GOP Opponents in 2016

June 11, 2014

David Brat, the Republican college professor who ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a historic upset Tuesday, shouldnt get too comfortable.

Virginia Primary Results: Don Beyer Wins Democratic Nod

June 10, 2014

Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer handily defeated a crowded Democratic primary field Tuesday night in a win that will almost certainly send him to Congress next year in this Arlington-based district.

Maine Primary Results: Cain, Poliquin to Face Off in November

June 10, 2014

State Sen. Emily Cain, the new Democratic nominee, will face former state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, in the targeted race for Maines 2nd District in November.

Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Massive Upset

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary Tuesday night to a poorly-funded GOP opponent in the biggest electoral stunner in several cycles.

College professor David Brat defeated Cantor, 56 percent to 44 percent, according to The Associated Press.

Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Massive Upset (Video)

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became the first person in American history to lose his primary while holding that position. He lost Tuesday night to a poorly-funded GOP opponent in the biggest electoral stunner in several cycles.

NRCC Promotes 11 More to 'Young Guns'

June 10, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has elevated 11 more candidates to Young Gun status, moving these prospects to the top tier of of their benchmark program for campaigns in 2014.

The Winners Circle: Primary Campaign Consultants

June 9, 2014

And the winner of the best primary strategy is ...

Tuesday Primaries: Eric Cantor, Lindsey Graham Face Tepid Opposition

June 9, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Lindsey Graham two of the most recognizable names in Congress face primary challenges Tuesday from their right flank.

In California's 31st District, Democrats Hold on to Second Place

June 6, 2014

In Californias 31st District, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar maintained a 181-vote lead over Republican Lesli Gooch Friday, after the San Bernardino County Elections Office released an updated vote tally.

Democrats Claim Victory in California's 31st District Primary

June 5, 2014

Updated 8:18 p.m. | Democrats have claimed victory in Californias 31st District primary, with the partys candidate holding on to a 183-vote lead ahead of the third-place Republican, and more ballots yet to be counted.

Minnesota Challenger Airs New TV Ad in Targeted House Race

June 5, 2014

Stewart Mills, a Republican businessman running against Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., went up with his second ad of the cycle.

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