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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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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.

Vance McAllister Kissing Video Could Prompt Flood of GOP Challengers

April 7, 2014

Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister’s days in Congress could be numbered.

N.C. Republican Launches TV Ad in Targeted District

April 7, 2014

Woody White, one of two Republicans running for North Carolina’s open 7th District seat, released a TV ad Monday touting his conservative principles.

Ami Bera Challenger Raises $225,000 for Competitive California Race

April 7, 2014

Former Rep. Doug Ose, one of three Republicans challenging Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., raised more than $225,000 in the first quarter of this year, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

5 Potential House Losers

April 7, 2014

Primary season is upon the House, and the not-so-graceful losses in Congress could begin as early as next month.

Runoff Likely for North Carolina Seat Known as 'I-85 District'

April 7, 2014

North Carolina’s 12th, once referred to as the “I-85 district,” is vacant for the first time since it was drawn following the 1990 census, and its unique geography is again a central feature in the race to represent it.

Democrat Drops Out of Race to Replace Moran in Virginia

April 4, 2014

State Del. Alfonso Lopez, one of nearly a dozen Democrats seeking to replace retiring Rep. James P. Moran in Virginia’s 8th District, announced on Friday that he will drop out of the contest.

Rodney Davis Topped $600,000 in First Quarter

April 3, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., raised more than $600,000 in the first quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Internal Poll: Tierney Holds Wide Lead in Democratic Primary

April 3, 2014

National Democrats say Massachusetts Rep. John F. Tierney is not facing a Democratic primary challenge nearly as competitive as some in the party had feared.

Ami Bera Challenger Starts Television Ads in California Race

April 2, 2014

Former Rep. Doug Ose, one of three Republicans looking to oust vulnerable freshman Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., hit the airwaves Wednesday with his first advertisement of the cycle.

The 30-second spot, which highlights his biography, will air on cable across the 7th District, an Ose aide confirmed.

Ami Bera Challenger Starts Television Ads in California Race (Video)

April 2, 2014

Former Rep. Doug Ose, one of three Republicans looking to oust vulnerable freshman Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., hit the airwaves Wednesday with his first advertisement of the cycle.

Alabama Republican Releases Pair of Ads in Race to Replace Bachus

April 1, 2014

Alabama businessman Will Brooke launched a pair of introductory ads on Monday, two months out from a crowded and competitive open-seat Republican primary.

Eva Longoria Endorses House Candidate in Los Angeles (Video)

April 1, 2014

Actress Eva Longoria has endorsed spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson, one of more than a dozen candidates looking to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., in the 33rd District.

Obama Endorses in Competitive Hawaii Senate Primary

March 31, 2014

President Barack Obama has endorsed Sen. Brian Schatz in Hawaii — a move that could help the appointed senator in a competitive Democratic primary in the Aloha State later this year.

Dave Camp Retirement Pushes House Past Average Number of Retirements

March 31, 2014

Rep. Dave Camp announced Monday he will not seek a 13th term, becoming the second Michigan Republican in the past week to announce his retirement.

David Rouzer Debuts First Spot Ahead of North Carolina Primary

March 31, 2014

Former state Sen. David Rouzer, a Republican running in North Carolina’s open 7th District, went up on air last week with his first ad of the cycle.

Bernie Sanders Endorses in Crowded Pennsylvania House Primary

March 31, 2014

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., one of the Senate’s most liberal members, has endorsed state Sen. Daylin Leach — one of four Democrats running in the primary for Pennsylvania’s 13th District.

Will Walter Jones Be the First Incumbent to Fall?

March 31, 2014

A well-funded conservative outside group is devoting significant money to an attempt to make North Carolina GOP Rep. Walter B. Jones the first incumbent to fall this cycle, but Republicans in the state are skeptical the sudden burst of spending will ultimately be enough to take Jones out.

Bruce Braley's Farmer Insult Hits Airwaves in New TV Ad

March 28, 2014

Energy Executive Mark Jacobs, an emerging candidate in a crowded GOP field for Iowa’s open Senate seat, debuted a new ad Friday attacking the de facto Democratic nominee, Rep. Bruce Braley, for recent comments he made about Iowa’s senior senator, Republican Charles E. Grassley.

NRCC Chairman to Fundraise for Illinois House Hopefuls

March 27, 2014

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden is making a campaign swing through Illinois on Friday, headlining fundraisers benefiting four Republican challengers and one of the party’s most vulnerable members.

Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses in Oklahoma Senate Race

March 27, 2014

Former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, one of a handful of Republicans running in Oklahoma’s open-seat Senate race, received the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund Thursday, a group that spends heavily to boost tea-party-aligned candidates into office.

Braley's Opponent? Two Seem Most Likely From Crowded Field

March 26, 2014

Residing outside of the competitive Senate landscape’s top tier most of this election cycle, Iowa Republicans believe they are finally gaining some momentum for the state’s open seat, particularly by avoiding a nominating convention.

House GOP Names 17 Promising Candidates as 'Contenders'

March 26, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee elevated 17 GOP candidates to “contenders” in its Young Guns program on Wednesday, identifying them as top candidates to oust vulnerable Democrats in November.

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