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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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Stories by Emily Cahn:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Rodney Davis Raises Strong Sum in Fourth Quarter

Jan. 14, 2014

Vulnerable Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., raised $280,000 in the fourth quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call. Davis starts the election year with $1.05 million in the bank for this top-target race.

GOP Businessman Won't Run for Competitive Seat in Iowa

Jan. 14, 2014

Cable television executive David Oman announced Tuesday that he will not seek the GOP nomination in Iowa’s most competitive House district, nixing the possibility of a tea party vs. business battle in this competitive seat.

McKeon's Office Denies Retirement Report

Jan. 14, 2014

Updated 4:20 p.m. | Armed Services Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon’s office denied a local report that he will not seek re-election in 2014.

Top Pelosi Ally to Retire From House

Jan. 13, 2014

Longtime Democratic Rep. George Miller announced he will not seek a 21st term in California’s 11th District.

Miller, who was first elected to this Bay Area House seat in 1974, is a top ally to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who also represents Northern California.

Weston Wamp to Challenge Fleischmann Again in Tennessee

Jan. 13, 2014

Businessman Weston Wamp, a Republican, announced Monday that he will challenge two-term Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., for a second time.

Democratic Super PAC Funnels More Funds Into Louisiana

Jan. 13, 2014

Senate Majority PAC has put more money behind an attack ad against Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy, the top Republican running against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu in one of this cycle’s most competitive races.

Top Pelosi Ally to Retire From House (Updated) (Video)

Jan. 13, 2014

Updated 12:26 p.m. | Longtime Democratic Rep. George Miller announced he will not seek a 21st term in California’s 11th District.

Iowa Democrat Posts Huge Fundraising as Latham Retires

Jan. 10, 2014

Former state Sen. Staci Appel, a Democrat running in Iowa’s competitive 3rd District, raised a whopping $500,000 in the past year, according to a local report.

House Dems Raise Money at Jay Z, Sting and Paul Simon Concerts

Jan. 10, 2014

Democrats may have 99 problems heading into the midterms — but for some members, creative fundraising ain’t one.

Shuster Primary Opponent Posts Another Paltry Quarter

Jan. 9, 2014

Retired Coast Guard Capt. Art Halvorson, a Republican challenging Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., raised just $8,700 in the fourth quarter, according to his most recent fundraising report.

Longtime Dems McIntyre, McCarthy to Retire (Updated) (Video)

Jan. 8, 2014

Updated 1:09 p.m. | Two longtime House Democrats — Reps. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Carolyn McCarthy of New York — will not seek re-election in 2014, according to multiple Democratic sources.

House Retirements Offer Democrats Limited Hope

Jan. 8, 2014

On the surface, the recent slew of House Republican retirements from competitive districts should boost Democrats’ hopes of winning the majority in 2014.

Democrats, GOP Lament Benches for Competitive Open Seat in Iowa

Jan. 7, 2014

Longtime Rep. Tom Latham’s unexpected retirement has induced turmoil in the Hawkeye State, as both parties scramble to find top candidates to succeed the 10-term Republican.

Republican Announces Bid to Succeed Frank Wolf in Virginia (Updated) (Video)

Jan. 7, 2014

State Del. Barbara Comstock announced on Tuesday that she will vie for the GOP nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., in the competitive 10th District.

Republican Announces Bid to Succeed Frank Wolf in Virginia

Jan. 7, 2014

State Del. Barbara Comstock announced on Tuesday that she will vie for the GOP nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., in the competitive 10th District.

Election Scheduled to Replace Watt in North Carolina

Jan. 6, 2014

Updated 6:35 p.m. | North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced a Nov. 4 special election to replace longtime Democratic Rep. Melvin Watt, ensuring the contest coincides with previously scheduled elections in the Tar Heel State.

Iowa Republican Drops Senate Bid, Will Run for Open House Seat

Jan. 2, 2014

Former Capitol Hill aide David Young announced Thursday that he will drop his bid for Iowa’s open Senate seat and instead run for the House seat being vacated by longtime Rep. Tom Latham, according to the Des Moines Register.

Republican Opts Out of Open Iowa House Contest

Jan. 2, 2014

GOP state Sen. Jack Whitver announced on Thursday that he will not seek the seat being vacated by longtime Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, the Des Moines Register reported.

Tillis Drops First Ad of Midterm Cycle in North Carolina Senate Contest

Jan. 2, 2014

State Speaker Thom Tillis, one of a handful of Republicans looking to take on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the midterm elections, released his first ad of the cycle, Tillis’ campaign announced Thursday.

Report: Edwin Edwards Mulls Congressional Bid

Jan. 2, 2014

Disgraced former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who spent eight years in federal prison after being convicted of a litany of racketeering, extortion and money laundering charges, is mulling a bid for Louisiana’s 6th District, according to a local report.

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