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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:

DCCC Raises Millions More than NRCC in July

Aug. 18, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raked in $11.5 million in July, bringing the committee’s total cash on hand to $56.7 million in the final stretch of the cycle, according to numbers released by the committee Monday.

Back Home, Top Senate Democrats Upbeat About Holding Majority

Aug. 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., — Back in their home states for the August recess, the Senate’s two top Democrats said Wednesday they are optimistic about the prospects of maintaining control of the chamber in November.

Minnesota Primary Results: Republicans Pick Michele Bachmann Successor

Aug. 12, 2014

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer decisively defeated Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah Tuesday in the GOP primary for Minnesota’s open 6th District, putting him on a near certain path to Congress this fall to succeed retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Tennessee Primary Results: Fleischmann Squeaks By; DesJarlais Race Still Close

Aug. 7, 2014

Updated: 11:00 a.m. | It was a night of small margins in Tennessee Thursday with one House Republican narrowly defeating his primary challenger and another clinging to a 33-vote lead headed into Friday morning.

Kansas Primary Results: Pat Roberts Tops Tea Party Challenger (Updated) (Video)

Aug. 5, 2014

Updated 11:56 p.m. | Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts survived a Republican primary challenge Tuesday, defeating Milton Wolf and extinguishing conservative hopes of taking down another incumbent this cycle.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Aug. 4, 2014

Two House members have already lost their re-election in primaries this cycle — and it’s unlikely they will be the last with ruined plans to return to Congress.

Scott DesJarlais' Re-Election Hopes Rise, Despite Abortion Scandal (Video)

July 31, 2014

Two years is a lifetime in politics. Just ask Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

GOP Congressman's Abortion Scandal Broadcast in New TV Ad

July 30, 2014

Rep. Scott DesJarlais, the Tennessee Republican who came under fire in 2012 after unearthed divorce proceedings revealed he encouraged an ex-wife to have two abortions, is contending with the scandal again, days out from the Volunteer State primary.

Ex-Congressman Tacks to Center in GOP Comeback Bid

July 29, 2014

A former congressman is attempting a comeback by appealing to an unconventional bloc of GOP primary voters: moderates.

Obama Lawsuit, Impeachment Threats Raise Cash for House Democrats

July 29, 2014

House Republican threats of suing or impeaching President Barack Obama have unleashed a flood of donations to House Democrats, their campaign chief told reporters Tuesday morning.

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Predicts Wave Election for Republicans

July 27, 2014

One hundred days from Nov. 4, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he expects House Republicans will ride a political wave in November.

Democratic Poll: Freshman Holds Minor Lead Over Carl DeMaio

July 24, 2014

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., holds a slight lead over his GOP challenger, former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, more than three months from Election Day, in a new poll conducted for House Majority PAC and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Georgia Runoff Results for House Races: Ex-Congressman Bob Barr Loses Comeback Bid

July 22, 2014

Updated 9:52 p.m. | Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk thwarted former Rep. Bobb Barr’s comeback, capturing a decisive win in Tuesday’s GOP runoff.

Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

July 21, 2014

Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for Senate in a runoff Tuesday, ending Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn’s nine-week wait for an opponent in the open-seat contest.

Iowa GOP Adds 3 to Communications Team

July 21, 2014

The Republican Party of Iowa hired three staffers for its communications team as it makes a play for the state’s open Senate seat — a crucial race in the GOP’s quest for the Senate majority.

Florida Congressman Makes $1.4 Million Ad Buy for Re-Election

July 21, 2014

Rep. Patrick Murphy’s campaign made its first ad buy Monday in Florida’s 18th District, reserving $1.4 million in cable and broadcast in the West Palm Beach-Treasure Coast media market, according to figures shared first with CQ Roll Call.

Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries

July 20, 2014

The influence of religious conservatives might be waning nationwide, but the movement only stands to grow in Congress.

North Carolina Runoff Results: Phil Berger Jr. Loses Nod (Video)

July 15, 2014

Baptist Pastor Mark Walker defeated Rockingham District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. Tuesday to win the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s open 6th District.

Alabama Runoff Results: Gary Palmer Wins Republican Nomination (Video)

July 15, 2014

Conservative activist Gary Palmer defeated state Rep. Paul DeMarco Tuesday to win the GOP nomination in Alabama’s 6th District.

John Boehner Raises More Than $6.2 Million

July 15, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio will report bringing in more than $6.2 million in the second quarter across three committees, according to fundraising figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Clay Aiken Bests Renee Ellmers in Second Quarter Fundraising (Updated)

July 15, 2014

Updated 12:20 p.m. | “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken announced raising $450,000 from April through June for his bid in North Carolina’s 2nd District — more than his Republican opponent, GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers.

Voters to Pick GOP Nominees in Alabama, North Carolina Runoffs

July 15, 2014

Voters in Alabama and North Carolina head to the polls Tuesday to choose the Republican nominees in two deeply conservative House districts.

Michael Grimm Fundraising Comes to Near Halt in June

July 15, 2014

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., raised just $23,000 from June 5 to June 30, as he continues to struggle for donations to his troubled re-election campaign in his Staten Island district.

DCCC Tops NRCC in Second Quarter Fundraising

July 15, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee topped its Republican counterpart by $1.3 million in June fundraising and $5.6 million in the second quarter overall, according to figures released Tuesday.

Paul Broun Endorses Candidate in Georgia

July 14, 2014

Rep. Paul Broun, the Georgia Republican who lost a Senate primary in May, endorsed pastor Jody Hice in the July 22 runoff to replace him.

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