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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:

Iowa Senate Race Becomes Headache for House Democrats

Oct. 17, 2014

A competitive Senate contest in the Hawkeye State is creating a ripple effect down ballot, causing headaches for national Democrats as Election Day nears.

NRCC Throws Hail Mary in Nebraska House Race (Video)

Oct. 17, 2014

It’s the Willie Horton ad of 2014.

DCCC Chief Pleads for Outside Money

Oct. 15, 2014

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Wednesday he is “frustrated” that his party’s outside groups have not supported House Democrats on television in the final stretch of the midterms.

The 9 Biggest Candidate Flameouts

Oct. 14, 2014

Meet the cycle’s biggest candidate disappointments.

Carl DeMaio Sexual Harassment Allegations Threaten to Derail Bid

Oct. 10, 2014

In one of the hottest House races in the country, a top Republican recruit has become mired in a dispute over sexual harassment allegations, presenting the GOP with a high-profile distraction in one of its best pickup opportunities.

Super PAC Drops $1.5 Million Targeting Fred Upton

Oct. 9, 2014

Mayday PAC, a super PAC aiming to overhaul campaign finance laws, will spend $1.5 million to target House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton in Michigan, the group announced Thursday.

Poll: Democrat Opens Lead in Top Iowa House Race

Oct. 9, 2014

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Former state Sen. Staci Appel has opened up a significant single-digit lead over her Republican opponent in a competitive open-seat race in Iowa, according to a tracking poll conducted for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Meet the House Republican Still Sweating the Shutdown

Oct. 9, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Mention Rep. Lee Terry’s name in this town, and almost everyone has an opinion about the embattled Republican.

Grassley Aide Attempts to Parlay His Boss's Popularity in House Race

Oct. 3, 2014

FARRAGUT, Iowa — Locked in a highly competitive House contest, Republican David Young is looking to capitalize on some of his former boss’s goodwill in the final days of the race.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Oct. 2, 2014

With a month to go until Election Day, House Republicans are poised to add at least a handful of seats to their majority in the midterms.

Top New Jersey House Race a Dead Heat in Democratic Poll

Oct. 1, 2014

The Democratic nominee in one of the party’s targeted House races in New Jersey is running even with her Republican opponent, according to an internal Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Republican Cavalry Starts Spending on House Races (Finally)

Sept. 30, 2014

For months, Republicans feared outside groups would skip over House races this cycle, saving their cash for the battle over Senate control.

Collin Peterson Campaign Responds to GOP Poll

Sept. 29, 2014

In response to a poll released last week by Republicans showing a tight race, Minnesota Rep. Collin C. Peterson’s campaign on Monday released a poll of its own from early September that had found the incumbent with a wider lead.

Congressional 'Perks' Under Siege in Midterm Ads (Video)

Sept. 28, 2014

Flights home from Washington, D.C., a six-figure salary and the House gym: They’re all perks of the congressional gig.

Internal Poll: Democrat Holds Slight Lead in Arkansas

Sept. 26, 2014

A new campaign poll from Democrat Patrick Henry Hays showed him ahead of his Republican opponent by 3 points in one of his party’s top House targets in Arkansas.

Democratic Super PAC Enters Maine Race (Video)

Sept. 25, 2014

House Majority PAC will start airing advertisements Friday targeting an open seat in Maine, suggesting Democrats are concerned the race could become more competitive than initially anticipated.

Joe Biden to California for Democratic House Hopeful

Sept. 24, 2014

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will make a campaign stop in Bakersfield, Calif., on Oct. 7 to campaign for Amanda Renteria, a former Senate chief of staff and top Democratic recruit this cycle.

NRCC Buys Airtime to Help Vulnerable Congressman

Sept. 23, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $730,000 in television airtime in the Omaha, Neb., media market to help one of the party’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to two sources tracking media in the 2nd District.

Democrats Hit Chicago Airwaves for Key House Race

Sept. 23, 2014

Freshman Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., released a new ad Tuesday, attacking his GOP opponent on the Chicago airwaves.

Democrats Cut Ad Time in Upstate New York Race

Sept. 23, 2014

House Majority PAC has canceled a large television reservation in a competitive upstate New York district, the super PAC spokesman confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

Internal Poll: Democrat Holds Slight Lead in California House Contest

Sept. 22, 2014

A new Democratic poll showed freshman Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., with a slim lead over former Rep. Doug Ose, R-Calif., in the race for his Sacramento-based district.

Poll: Davis Holds Large Lead in Top Illinois Contest

Sept. 22, 2014

Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., a top Democratic target this cycle, had a 19-point lead over his opponent with six weeks to go until Election Day, according to a poll conducted for his campaign and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

NRCC Chairman Aspires to Historic Majority in Midterms

Sept. 19, 2014

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden called a 245-seat House majority an “aspirational” but “achievable” goal for the midterms — a more reserved prediction for his party than in previous comments.

The 'Cory Booker of California' Leaps to Safer Ground

Sept. 18, 2014

It’s a story even Hollywood couldn’t concoct.

NRCC Makes $1 Million Ad Buy to Defend GOP Incumbent

Sept. 16, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Tuesday reserved $1 million in television airtime to defend Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, according to a source tracking buys in the district.

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