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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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DWS Sustains Hamstring Injury at Congressional Women's Softball Game

June 19, 2014

Good thing the next Congressional Women’s Softball Game is a year away.

Republican Calls for Recount in Targeted California Race

June 19, 2014

Republican Lesli Gooch’s campaign called for a recount Wednesday evening in California’s 31st District, a top pick-up opportunity for Democrats in 2014.

NRCC Reserves $30 Million for TV Ads in 2014

June 17, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $30 million in television airtime this fall, signaling it is preparing to go on offense in 17 districts and defend nine more.

Dave Brat Hires Communications Aide in Virginia

June 16, 2014

Dave Brat, the economics professor who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset last week, has hired a communications director.

NRCC Raises $900,000 at Annual House Leadership Fundraiser

June 16, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $900,000 Monday at its annual House leadership fundraiser in Manhattan, according to a source familiar with the event.

Duck Dynasty Cousin Enters Louisiana House Race (Updated)

June 16, 2014

Updated 1:04 p.m. | Businessman Zach Dasher, a cousin of the star of “Duck Dynasty,” announced Monday he will run for Louisiana’s 5th District.

Elizabeth Warren Endorses in Targeted Massachusetts Race

June 16, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., endorsed Rep. John F. Tierney’s re-election bid at a campaign rally in the Bay State’s 6th District Monday, calling the House Democrat a “tireless champion for Massachusetts families.”

Do You Want to Work for Clay Aiken?

June 13, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, is staffing up.

Indicted Congressman's Fundraising Tanks

June 13, 2014

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., is struggling to fundraise for his campaign after a federal indictment, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Eric Cantor's Polling Firm Takes Heat (Updated)

June 11, 2014

Updated 5:25 p.m. | After House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss in Virginia Tuesday night, national GOP operatives are barreling through the five stages of grief: Denial, anger, and now bargaining — looking for answers on his out-of-the-blue political death.

Brat Could See Barrage of GOP Opponents in 2016

June 11, 2014

David Brat, the Republican college professor who ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a historic upset Tuesday, shouldn’t get too comfortable.

Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Massive Upset

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary Tuesday night to a poorly-funded GOP opponent in the biggest electoral stunner in several cycles.

College professor David Brat defeated Cantor, 56 percent to 44 percent, according to The Associated Press.

Maine Primary Results: Cain, Poliquin to Face Off in November

June 10, 2014

State Sen. Emily Cain, the new Democratic nominee, will face former state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, in the targeted race for Maine’s 2nd District in November.

Virginia Primary Results: Don Beyer Wins Democratic Nod

June 10, 2014

Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer handily defeated a crowded Democratic primary field Tuesday night in a win that will almost certainly send him to Congress next year in this Arlington-based district.

Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Massive Upset (Video)

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became the first person in American history to lose his primary while holding that position. He lost Tuesday night to a poorly-funded GOP opponent in the biggest electoral stunner in several cycles.

NRCC Promotes 11 More to 'Young Guns'

June 10, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has elevated 11 more candidates to “Young Gun” status, moving these prospects to the top tier of of their benchmark program for campaigns in 2014.

The Winners Circle: Primary Campaign Consultants

June 9, 2014

And the winner of the best primary strategy is ...

Tuesday Primaries: Eric Cantor, Lindsey Graham Face Tepid Opposition

June 9, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Lindsey Graham — two of the most recognizable names in Congress — face primary challenges Tuesday from their right flank.

In California's 31st District, Democrats Hold on to Second Place

June 6, 2014

In California’s 31st District, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar maintained a 181-vote lead over Republican Lesli Gooch Friday, after the San Bernardino County Elections Office released an updated vote tally.

Democrats Claim Victory in California's 31st District Primary

June 5, 2014

Updated 8:18 p.m. | Democrats have claimed victory in California’s 31st District primary, with the party’s candidate holding on to a 183-vote lead ahead of the third-place Republican, and more ballots yet to be counted.

Iowa Republicans Face Unpredictable Convention for Coveted House Seat

June 5, 2014

In Iowa, a rare and unpredictable convention will pick the Republican nominee in one of the country’s most competitive House districts — and the results could determine whether Republicans hold the seat in 2014.

Minnesota Challenger Airs New TV Ad in Targeted House Race

June 5, 2014

Stewart Mills, a Republican businessman running against Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., went up with his second ad of the cycle.

California Democrat Endorses Republican Opponent

June 4, 2014

With two Republicans advancing to the general in California’s 25th District open-seat race, the losing Democrat conceded the race on Wednesday and backed one of his two former GOP opponents.

Democrat Picks Preferred GOP Opponent in Maine (Video)

June 4, 2014

The candidate: State Sen. Emily Cain.The member: Cain is running for the Democratic nomination in Maine’s 2nd District, an open-seat race because Democratic Rep. Michael H. Michaud is running for governor.The district: Located in the northern part of the state, this district voted for President Barack Obama with 53 percent in 2012.The candidate’s team: Jill Normington (polling), Steven Stenberg of The Strategy Group (mail), CD2 (media).

Primary Results: California House Races (Updated)

June 4, 2014

Updated 10:33 a.m., 2:15 p.m. | The race for California’s coveted 31st District remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with just 390 votes separating the second- and third-place finishers.

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