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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 California’s 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 California’s 31st District primary, with the party’s 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.

Iowa Republicans Face Unpredictable Convention for Coveted House Seat

June 5, 2014

In Iowa, a rare and unpredictable convention will pick the Republican nominee in one of the country’s most competitive House districts — and the results could determine whether Republicans hold the seat in 2014.

California Democrat Endorses Republican Opponent

June 4, 2014

With two Republicans advancing to the general in California’s 25th District open-seat race, the losing Democrat conceded the race on Wednesday and backed one of his two former GOP opponents.

Wendy Greuel Concedes California House Contest

June 4, 2014

Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu is poised to become the next member of Congress from Hollywood’s House seat — California’s 33rd District.

Primary Results: California House Races (Updated)

June 4, 2014

Updated 10:33 a.m., 2:15 p.m. | The race for California’s coveted 31st District remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with just 390 votes separating the second- and third-place finishers.

Democrat Picks Preferred GOP Opponent in Maine (Video)

June 4, 2014

The candidate: State Sen. Emily Cain.The member: Cain is running for the Democratic nomination in Maine’s 2nd District, an open-seat race because Democratic Rep. Michael H. Michaud is running for governor.The district: Located in the northern part of the state, this district voted for President Barack Obama with 53 percent in 2012.The candidate’s team: Jill Normington (polling), Steven Stenberg of The Strategy Group (mail), CD2 (media).

Primary Results: Iowa Senate, House Races (Updated)

June 3, 2014

Updated June 4, 1:00 a.m. and 5:12 a.m. | Joni Ernst has won the Republican nominee for Senate in Iowa, boosting the GOP’s hopes of picking up this a competitive, open seat in 2014.

Primary Results: New Jersey, Alabama House Races

June 3, 2014

Updated 11:18 p.m. | Former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur won the GOP nomination to succeed retiring GOP Rep. Jon Runyan in New Jersey, relieving Republicans of a candidate who could have lost the seat for them this fall.

Primary Preview: 7 Things to Watch on Tuesday

June 3, 2014

Tuesday is the busiest primary night of 2014, with voters heading to the polls in Alabama, California, Mississippi, Iowa, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota.

Candidate Interview: Emily Cain (D) ME-02

June 3, 2014

The state Senator who is running for the open House seat in Maine's 2nd District, visited Roll Call on Wednesday, April 30.

Tillis Hires Spokesman for Top Senate Race

June 2, 2014

State Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican Senate nominee in North Carolina, has named Daniel Keylin as his communications director.

Cheat Sheet: House and Senate Primaries in June

June 1, 2014

After a relatively unsurprising series of primaries this month, June brings another collection of intraparty contests. More than half of the states will have selected their nominees by the end of the month.

Eric Cantor Brings in Bucks for Primary Challenge

May 30, 2014

Recent fundraising reports filed Thursday for June 10 primaries give a glimpse of where those races stand, 10 days in advance.

Alabama Candidate Makes Fun of His Cooking in New Ad

May 29, 2014

Five days before the primary, surgeon Chad Mathis has released a positive spot in an open Alabama House race that features his kids playfully making fun of his cooking.

DCCC Reserves $43.5 Million in TV Airtime for Midterms

May 29, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved $43.5 million in television airtime in dozens of targeted House districts this fall — a signal the party is attempting to play defense and offense in a challenging midterm cycle.

How the California Governor's Race May Be a Boon for House Democrats

May 23, 2014

A controversial Republican gubernatorial candidate in California could cause the GOP headaches in down-ballot House races in a state crucial to the party’s hopes of increasing its House majority.

Challenger Spends $2.6 Million to Unseat Fellow Democrat

May 22, 2014

California congressional contender Ro Khanna has already spent more than $2.6 million in his challenge to Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda, according to a pre-primary report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

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