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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:

Republican Marks First TV Foray in Hollywood House Race

April 21, 2014

A Republican candidate in the crowded race to replace Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., went on the air Monday with the first television spot of the ultra-competitive contest.

Republican Super PAC Ad Attacks Club for Growth

April 17, 2014

A super PAC that defends Republican incumbents went up on air Thursday with an ad that both touts Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson’s conservative credentials and attacks the outside groups seeking to oust him in an upcoming primary.

Runoff Likely in Crowded N.C. Open-Seat Race

April 17, 2014

The Republican nominee in the crowded race to replace retiring GOP Rep. Howard Coble likely won’t be known until mid-summer.

'Desperate Housewives,' Spielberg Donate in L.A. Race

April 17, 2014

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., counts many of Hollywood’s biggest names among his constituents in his 33rd District, located in the wealthy areas of L.A. County including Santa Monica, Malibu and Beverly Hills.

House Republicans Promote Seven Candidates

April 17, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has elevated seven more candidates to the second-level “Contender” status of its Young Guns program for top House GOP prospects.

Tony Strickland Up With First TV Ad in California House Contest

April 16, 2014

Former state Sen. Tony Strickland released his first ad in his bid for California’s open 25th District on Wednesday, laying out his priorities, including GOP favorites like repealing the Affordable Care Act, cutting spending and balancing the budget.

Congressman Who Threatened Reporter Rakes in Campaign Cash

April 15, 2014

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm of New York raised $346,000 in the first quarter, a large haul despite swirling controversy after the Staten Island Republican threatened to throw a reporter off of a balcony after the State of the Union address.

Clay Aiken Reports Fundraising for North Carolina House Campaign

April 15, 2014

Clay Aiken, an “American Idol” runner-up and Democratic long-shot running for Congress in North Carolina, reported raising $233,000 in the first quarter of this year.

Bachmann Endorses Emmer as Successor in Minnesota

April 15, 2014

Retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., on Tuesday endorsed former state Rep. Tom Emmer as her successor in her soon-to-be former House seat, according to a local report.

Club for Growth Hits Simpson on Bailout Vote in TV Ad

April 14, 2014

The Club for Growth’s political action arm released a TV ad Monday against Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson, hitting the eight-term Republican on his vote for the Wall Street bailout in 2008 — a key point of contention for the conservative outside group.

Honda Challenger Releases Second Spot in California Race

April 14, 2014

Attorney Ro Khanna, a Democrat seeking to defeat longtime Rep. Michael M. Honda, D-Calif., has started to air his second advertisement of the race — a sign the challenger is becoming more aggressive ahead of a June primary.

Israel: Elements of Republican Base 'Animated By Racism'

April 13, 2014

Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Sunday “not all” of his Republican colleagues are racist.

Gwen Graham Turns in Strong Fundraising Quarter

April 11, 2014

Gwen Graham, an attorney and daughter of former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., raised nearly half a million dollars in the first three months of the year for her congressional bid in Florida.

Freshman Democrat Topped $400,000 for Illinois House Rematch

April 11, 2014

Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos raised $403,000 in the first quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Tom Petri Announces Retirement

April 11, 2014

Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri will announce Monday he is not seeking re-election this year, according to his office.

First Karen Handel TV Ad Features Sarah Palin

April 11, 2014

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, one of about a half-dozen Republicans running in the Peach State’s open Senate contest, will hit the airwaves Monday with a new ad that prominently features former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Alabama Hopeful Raises $484,000 in Open-Seat Contest

April 11, 2014

State Rep. Paul DeMarco, one of seven Republicans running for Alabama’s open 6th District, raised $484,000 in the first quarter, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

California Republican Tops $400,000 for Open-Seat Race

April 10, 2014

California Republican Tony Strickland raised more than $400,000 for his House bid in the first quarter, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Top Arizona Republican Recruit Raised $449,000 in First Quarter

April 10, 2014

Retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally, a Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Ron Barber in Arizona’s 2nd District, raised $449,000 in the first quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democratic Front-Runner Goes Up With First Ad in Iowa House Race

April 10, 2014

State Rep. Pat Murphy, the front-runner in a crowded open-seat race in Iowa’s 1st District, went up Thursday with his first ad of the cycle.

Going Where He's Wanted: Obama Boosts Some Vulnerable Democrats in Tight Primaries

April 9, 2014

With his popularity in decline, many of this cycle’s most vulnerable Democrats avoid association with President Barack Obama.

Democrat Starts Mail Campaign in Targeted California House Contest

April 9, 2014

Eloise Gomez Reyes, one of four Democrats vying for a highly targeted district in California’s Inland Empire, is kicking off a direct mail campaign this week ahead of the upcoming top-two primary.

Schneider, Dold Both Top $500,000 in First Quarter

April 8, 2014

Freshman Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and his Republican opponent, former Rep. Robert Dold, each raised more than $500,000 in the first quarter.

Cantor: McAllister Right to Apologize After Kissing Video

April 8, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia said Tuesday that embattled Rep. Vance McAllister was right to apologize to his constituents, but did not say whether the freshman Louisiana lawmaker would face repercussions within the Republican Conference.

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