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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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Internal Poll: GOP Challenger Up In Targeted Illinois Race

May 22, 2014

GOP state Rep. Mike Bost had a 6-point lead on freshman Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart in a targeted Illinois House race, according to an internal poll conducted for Bost’s campaign and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Arkansas Primary Results: French Hill, Bruce Westerman Win GOP Primaries

May 20, 2014

Two Republican primaries in Arkansas on Tuesday finalized the makeup of potentially competitive House races this fall.

Pennsylvania Primary Results: Margolies Fails in Comeback Bid (Updated)

May 20, 2014

Updated 12:01 a.m. | State Rep. Brendan Boyle easily defeated three other Democrats Tuesday night, including former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, to win an open-seat primary in Pennsylvania’s 13th District.

Georgia Primary Results: Rick Allen Wins Primary to Face Barrow (Updated)

May 20, 2014

Updated 12:19 a.m. | Construction company owner Rick Allen avoided a GOP primary runoff in Georgia’s 12th District and now moves on to face Democratic Rep. John Barrow in November.

Club for Growth Launches Ad in Open Alabama House Race

May 20, 2014

The Club for Growth is up with an ad attacking an Alabama Republican primary hopeful for his donations to “liberal Democrats in Congress.”

Fight Night Preview: Primaries From Georgia to Idaho

May 20, 2014

It’s primary night in six states, with plenty of races to watch in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Alaskan Senate Underdog Hires Former Bush Aide

May 19, 2014

Tom Intorcio has joined Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s Senate campaign as communications director.

Minnesota Republican Challenger Airs First TV Ad

May 19, 2014

Minnesota Republican Stewart Mills went up on air Monday with a bio spot touting his commitment to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Challenger Hits Mike Honda in New TV Ad

May 19, 2014

Attorney Ro Khanna began airing a contrast ad Monday, just a few weeks out from California’s top-two primary.

Congressman Backs Ex-Hill Staffer for California Seat

May 16, 2014

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce has endorsed former Capitol Hill aide Lesli Gooch, becoming the latest Southern California congressman to back the Republican seeking her former boss’ open House seat.

Howard Coble Endorses Successor in North Carolina

May 15, 2014

Retiring North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble has endorsed Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. as his successor, touting the candidate’s experience and conservative credentials.

Democrats Dropping Like Flies in Race to Replace Moran

May 15, 2014

Seeing no path to victory, three of the 10 Democratic candidates looking to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran in Virginia dropped out in rapid succession in the past week — slightly dwindling a still-crowded field in next month’s primary.

Georgia Democrat Awaits Crowded Republican Primary

May 15, 2014

GLENNVILLE, Ga. — At a law enforcement appreciation cookout last month, just within Georgia’s 12th District line, Democratic Rep. John Barrow back-slapped with the best of them as he made his way through a Republican-heavy crowd.

For Democrats, It's Déjà Vu in California's 31st District

May 14, 2014

Democrats may have reason for concern about a replay from 2012, when the party fumbled a sure pickup opportunity in Southern California thanks to the state’s new top-two primary.

Pennsylvania Primary: Clinton Does TV Ad for Margolies

May 14, 2014

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies’ latest ad in her comeback bid in Pennsylvania features former President Bill Clinton touting her accomplishments on camera, a potentially game-changing spot less than one week from the Keystone State’s primary.

Super PAC Touts Joe Baca as 'Reagan Fiscal Conservative'

May 13, 2014

A super PAC in California backing former Rep. Joe Baca sent three mailers in the district touting Baca’s credentials for his comeback bid for a Southern California open seat.

Paul Ryan Endorses in California House Race

May 13, 2014

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan will endorse former state Sen. Tony Strickland in a competitive open-seat House race in California, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Clay Aiken Will Officially Become Democratic Nominee in North Carolina

May 13, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is set to be certified as the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, after the North Carolina State Board of Elections received the tally of all votes cast in last Tuesday’s primary.

Clay Aiken Primary Opponent Dies

May 12, 2014

Former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, who was vying for the Democratic nomination in a North Carolina House race, died on Monday, an employee at his company, Asheboro Elastics Corporation, confirmed.

Local media reports stated that Crisco died from a fall at his home in Asheboro. He was pronounced dead when emergency responders arrived on the scene, according to the Asheboro Courier-Tribune. He was 71.

Pennsylvania Primary: Margolies Comeback Bid Faltering

May 12, 2014

GLENSIDE, Pa. — A week out from Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies is no longer the front-runner in a race Democratic operatives doubted she could ever lose.

Clay Aiken Primary Opponent Dies (Video)

May 12, 2014

Former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, who was vying for the Democratic nomination in a North Carolina House race, died on Monday, an employee at his company, Asheboro Elastics Corporation, confirmed.

Mike Simpson Out-Raised Tea Party Primary Opponent

May 9, 2014

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson out-raised his tea-party-bolstered Republican primary opponent in the final fundraising period of the contest.

Democrat Injects $700,000 Into Pennsylvania Primary Campaign (Updated)

May 9, 2014

Update 9:45 a.m. | Democrat Val Arkoosh loaned her Pennsylvania congressional campaign $700,000 with weeks to go in a competitive primary, according to her pre-primary report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Pennsylvania Democrat Targets Each Primary Opponent in One Ad

May 7, 2014

State Sen. Daylin Leach, one of four Democrats running for an open Philadelphia-based House seat, takes shots at all three of his opponents in his latest TV ad, which was obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Clay Aiken's Primary Fate May Be Unclear for Days

May 7, 2014

The Democratic House primary between “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken and former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco remained too close to call following Tuesday’s primary.

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