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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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Stories by Emily Cahn:

Claire McCaskill Won't Run for Governor

Jan. 12, 2015

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will not run for governor in the Show-Me State in 2016 — an open-seat race to replace term-limited Gov. Jay Nixon.

Exclusive: NRSC Names Senior Staffers

Jan. 4, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will announce its senior staff for the 2016 cycle Monday, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Virginia's 10th District

Jan. 1, 2015

A court-mandated redraw of Virginia’s congressional map could have sweeping implications for the delegation — including the new member representing the competitive 10th District, Rep.-elect Barbara Comstock, a Republican.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: California Senate

Dec. 31, 2014

With her campaign account nearly dry, and staring down at least two years in the minority, Democratic operatives in California say there is a strong possibility Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, 74, will retire in 2016.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: New York's 11th District

Dec. 24, 2014

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., pled guilty Tuesday to one count of federal tax evasion but refused to resign his seat, creating chaos in this Staten Island-based district even before the 114th Congress is sworn in.

Ex-Congressman Considers Seeking Grimm's Seat

Dec. 23, 2014

As Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., reportedly prepares to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to at least one of the 20 felony charges against him, his former foe confirmed he is being recruited to run for the Staten Island seat.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Illinois Senate

Dec. 23, 2014

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., is adamant he will seek re-election in the Land of Lincoln, giving forceful declarations of his intentions to national and local press.

Reports: Indicted Congressman Expected to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion

Dec. 22, 2014

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., is expected to plead guilty in court to at least one of the 20 felony counts lodged against him, local news outlets reported Monday.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Pennsylvania Senate

Dec. 22, 2014

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., the former president of the conservative Club for Growth, is seeking re-election in a state that hasn’t picked a GOP nominee for president since 1988.

Veteran GOP Fundraiser Moves On After 37 Years

Dec. 18, 2014

Steve Gordon, who helped raise money for high-profile Republicans for nearly four decades, announced Thursday he will turn his focus on issue advocacy.

McSally Win Gives Republicans Another House Seat (Updated)

Dec. 17, 2014

Updated 1:14 p.m. | Republican Martha McSally has officially defeated Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., after a protracted recount in the Tucson-based 2nd District reaffirmed her lead.

14 Congressional Republicans Jeb Bush Helped Last Cycle

Dec. 16, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he is exploring a bid for president in 2016 with help from a new leadership PAC.

House Democratic Losses Deplete Bench of 2016 Senate Recruits

Dec. 16, 2014

Sweeping House losses have not only pushed Democrats into a historic minority, they’ve depleted the bench of potential Senate recruits for the 2016 elections.

Exit Interview: John Barrow Laments Hyper-Partisan Congress

Dec. 16, 2014

Defeating Georgia Rep. John Barrow, the last white House Democrat in the Deep South, may have been one of the House GOP’s biggest feats in last month’s near sweep of the 2014 elections.

Congressman Mum on Illinois Senate Race

Dec. 15, 2014

One of three politicians who Democrats say is considering a challenge to Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., remained mum about his plans in an interview with CQ Roll Call last week — but he did not rule out the possibility.

Sen. Thad Cochran's Wife Dies at 73

Dec. 12, 2014

Rose Clayton Cochran, wife of Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, died Friday morning after a long battle with dementia, Cochran’s office announced. She was 73.

Club for Growth President Steps Down

Dec. 11, 2014

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, a former Indiana congressman, announced his retirement Thursday from the conservative outside group that often serves as a thorn in the side of Republican leadership.

Democratic Staffer Killed During Louisiana Canvass, Ernst Hires New Spokeswoman

Dec. 8, 2014

SeDestini Fields, a staffer for the Louisiana Democratic Party, died at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6 after a motorist struck her while she was canvassing for the Pelican State’s runoff elections, officials announced in a statement.

Louisiana Runoff Results: Mary Landrieu Loses

Dec. 6, 2014

Updated 3:23 a.m. | Republicans capped their Senate sweep Saturday night, when Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., defeated Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., in a Senate runoff.

Pennsylvania Democrats Hesitate on Sestak Senate Bid

Dec. 4, 2014

It’s been more than four years since former Rep. Joe Sestak narrowly lost his bid for Senate — and the Pennsylvania Democrat hasn’t stopped running since. After his 2010 loss to Republican Patrick J. Toomey, Sestak continued to traverse the state to raise cash before officially filing for a rematch against the senator in September.

DCCC With $12 Million Debt After Midterms

Dec. 4, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ended the midterm election cycle $12 million in debt, $3.2 million more than its Republican counterpart.

NRCC Ending 2014 With $8.8 Million Debt

Dec. 4, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee will report ending the 2014 election cycle with an $8.8 million debt, according to figures released by the committee.

Democratic Leaders Court Candidate for House Rematch

Dec. 3, 2014

Updated 8:22 p.m. | Former Maine state Sen. Emily Cain is on Capitol Hill this week being recruited by House leadership to run again in 2016.

NRCC Names New Executive Director for 2016

Dec. 3, 2014

The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee has promoted Rob Simms to serve as executive director in 2016.

Portman Will Seek Re-Election Instead of Running for President

Dec. 2, 2014

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, will not run for president in 2016, and instead plans to seek re-election to his Buckeye State Senate seat.

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