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Emily Cahn


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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Republican Launches Bid to Succeed Lois Capps in California

April 16, 2015

Republicans have landed a top recruit for a competitive open-seat House race in California.

Democratic Candidates Are Ready for Hillary Clinton

April 15, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy for president became official Sunday, but Democrats already see the down-ballot benefits she brings as the presumptive nominee.

Marco Rubio's Presidential Bid Creates Open-Seat Scrum (Updated)

April 13, 2015

Updated 6:19 p.m. | Marco Rubio on Monday became the third Republican senator to announce a bid for president and the first of the group to leave behind a competitive seat.

House Democrat Passes on Illinois Senate Race

April 10, 2015

Illinois Rep. Bill Foster announced Friday he will not run for Senate next year and instead endorsed fellow House Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who joined the race last month.

Lois Capps to Retire (Video)

April 8, 2015

Updated 2:24 p.m. | California Rep. Lois Capps announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election.

California Congresswoman to Retire

April 8, 2015

California Rep. Lois Capps announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election.

Capps, 77, has represented the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based 24th District since 1998. The Democrat ran in a special election that year to replace her husband, Walter Capps, who died of a heart attack less than a year into his first term in Congress.

“Now I believe it is time for me to return home, back to the community and family that I love so much,” Capps said in a video. “And so I’m announcing that this 114th Congress will be my last.”

Democrats Down on Potential Iowa Candidate

April 8, 2015

Iowa state Sen. Matt McCoy is seriously considering a challenge to Republican Rep. David Young, a top target in 2016.

Democrat Announces Bid Against Valadao in California

April 6, 2015

A California mayor will announce a challenge to Republican Rep. David Valadao Monday in California’s 21st District — a top Democratic pick-up opportunity in 2016.

LaHood Banks Big Haul in Race to Succeed Schock

April 2, 2015

A top candidate to replace disgraced former Rep. Aaron Schock raised $210,000 since the Illinois Republican announced his plans to resign, CQ Roll Call has learned. The haul solidifies state Sen. Darin LaHood as a front-runner in the special election to replace Schock in the 18th District — a safe GOP seat located in and around Peoria, Ill.

The Year of the Rematch

April 1, 2015

Former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is seriously considering a run for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st District in 2016 — setting up the possibility of yet another House rematch this cycle.

Menendez Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges (Updated)

April 1, 2015

Updated 8:31 p.m. | After months of rumor and speculation, Sen. Robert Menendez has finally been indicted on corruption charges.

GOP Pollster: 'Transformational' Nominee Helps Blue State Senators

March 31, 2015

A prominent Republican pollster sounded warning bells about the shifting demographics of the American electorate at a breakfast with reporters Tuesday morning, saying his party must be more inclusive of minority voters if it wants to win the White House in 2016.

Special Election Dates Set to Replace Aaron Schock

March 31, 2015

Voters in Illinois’ 18th District will select a replacement for Rep. Aaron Schock this summer, but exactly when remains unclear.

Democrat Announces Bid to Succeed Tammy Duckworth (Updated)

March 31, 2015

Update 12:44 p.m. | Raja Krishnamoorthi, the former Illinois deputy treasurer, announced Tuesday he will run for Congress in Illinois’ 8th District — an open-seat race thanks to Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s Senate bid.

Tammy Duckworth Announces Illinois Senate Bid (Updated)

March 30, 2015

Updated 11:52 a.m. | Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday she will run for Senate, giving Democrats a top-tier candidate in a must-win seat in 2016.

DCCC to Hit Republicans on College Campuses

March 30, 2015

House Democrats will launch a series of attacks on Republicans over college affordability over the next two weeks, when members of Congress will fan out across the country for the Easter recess.

Democrats Maneuver for Illinois House Seat

March 27, 2015

Rep. Tammy Duckworth has not officially announced her 2016 intentions, but the behind-the-scenes jockeying to replace the two-term congresswoman in her suburban Chicago House district should she run for Senate has already begun in earnest.

Coats' Top Aide Enters Indiana Senate Contest

March 26, 2015

Updated, 12:35 p.m. | Eric Holcomb, a congressional staffer and former Indiana GOP chairman, announced a bid Thursday to succeed retiring Sen. Dan Coats, becoming the first Republican to enter what could be a crowded primary field.

Coats Retirement Sparks Hoosier State Free-for-All

March 24, 2015

An open Senate seat in Indiana could lead to a GOP free-for-all in 2016, with nearly every Republican member of the Hoosier State’s congressional delegation showing interest.

Benishek to Seek Fourth Term, Break Term-Limit Pledge (Updated)

March 24, 2015

Updated 6:20 p.m. | Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek said Tuesday he has decided to break a self-imposed term limit and run for re-election next year.

Coats Not Seeking Re-Election in Indiana

March 24, 2015

Republican Sen. Dan Coats will not run for re-election in Indiana next year, opening up his Senate seat to a wide group of hopefuls.

Rep. Raul Ruiz Welcomes Twin Girls

March 23, 2015

Rep. Raul Ruiz, the California Democrat and doctor known for saving ailing passengers on airplanes, can now add a new role to his resume: dad.

Democrats' Florida Senate Hopes Could Cost House Seat

March 23, 2015

A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the party’s quest for the House majority.

Patrick Murphy Announces Senate Bid in Florida

March 23, 2015

Rep. Patrick Murphy will run for Senate in the Sunshine State in 2016, giving national Democrats the candidate they want in a top pickup opportunity for the party this cycle.

O Can He Sing

March 23, 2015

Mike Sommers, chief of staff to Speaker John A. Boehner, is not Canadian.

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