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Emily Cahn


Emily Cahn is a politics reporter covering House and Senate 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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New DCCC Chairman Eyes Current Executive Director

Nov. 18, 2014

Incoming Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján said Tuesday he hopes the current Executive Director, Kelly Ward, will stay on for the 2016 cycle.

The One-Term Caucus? Top House Targets in 2016

Nov. 18, 2014

They haven’t even been sworn in yet, but these members start off the cycle as underdogs in their quests for re-election in 2016.

Mark Kirk: 'No Frickin' Way Am I Retiring'

Nov. 14, 2014

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., has a message for anyone who doubts his will or appetite for a second term.

Pelosi Meets With 5 Potential DCCC Chairmen

Nov. 13, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has met with five possible contenders to run the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2016, according to her office, though she has not decided whom she will ultimately select.

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Reveals Top Targets for 2016

Nov. 13, 2014

Fresh off a historic House majority, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he is already pivoting to focus on protecting the incoming GOP members elected last week.

Club for Growth Endorses 6 Senators for 2016

Nov. 12, 2014

The Club for Growth endorsed six Republican senators up for re-election in 2016 — including three top Democratic targets.

How Republicans Caught Their White Whale: John Barrow

Nov. 10, 2014

This is the first in a five-part series examining the campaigns behind the cycle’s most fascinating races.

The Best Congressional Campaigns of 2014

Nov. 10, 2014

As a national Republican wave crested on Election Day, there were several campaigns in both parties that stood out as outstanding operations.

1 Senate, 5 House Races Still Too Close to Call (Updated)

Nov. 10, 2014

Updated Nov. 11, 7:35 a.m. | A week after Election Day, six races remain too close to call as local officials continue to count mail-in and provisional ballots.

Democrat Wins California House Contest

Nov. 7, 2014

Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., officially defeated Republican Carl DeMaio Friday, after a new bunch of ballots gave the freshman Democrat an insurmountable lead in California’s 52nd District.

10 Uncalled Races Remain as Democrats Pick Up California Seat (Updated)

Nov. 7, 2014

Updated 4:39 p.m. | Democrats picked up their third House seat late Thursday, stemming the party’s losses to 13 seats — for now.

Greg Walden Officially Launches NRCC Re-Election Bid

Nov. 6, 2014

On the heels of winning at least 13 seats for House Republicans, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden officially launched his bid Thursday to serve as chairman for a second term.

Senate Democrats Saw GOP Wave Before Election Night

Nov. 6, 2014

The executive directors of the Democratic and Republican Senate campaign arms broke down the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections Thursday at the Election Impact Conference hosted by CQ Roll Call, giving a candid assessment of the factors that led to Republicans taking control of the Senate for the first time since 2006.

House Republicans Win Largest Majority in Decades

Nov. 5, 2014

House Republicans shellacked Democrats for the second time during President Barack Obama’s administration Tuesday night, upsetting several members as a count of Democratic losses climbed into double digits.

Is This a House Race, or Just a Rumor?

Nov. 4, 2014

In what is already a strange cycle, operatives on both sides are bracing for surprises on election night.

6 Harbinger House Races for Election Night

Nov. 4, 2014

House Democrats are bracing for losses on Election Day, but just how bad of a night will it be?

Last Chance: 10 Most Vulnerable House Incumbents

Nov. 1, 2014

What a difference a year makes.

New Poll Shows Lee Terry Still Trailing

Oct. 28, 2014

Less than two weeks to go before Election Day, a new poll shows Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., trails his Democratic opponent by a 5-point margin.

6 House Debate Moments That Reminded Us of High School (Video)

Oct. 28, 2014

Rowdy auditoriums, petty exchanges, testy comebacks. Sounds like high school, right?

Donna Edwards Motivates Volunteers for Virginia Democrat

Oct. 27, 2014

MANASSAS, Va. — Democrat John Foust’s campaign boasts it has made 960,000 phone calls, knocked on 120,000 doors and registered 1,500 new voters in the quest for Virginia’s open 10th District.

DCCC Polls Hawaii House Race

Oct. 24, 2014

A new Democratic poll shows the party’s nominee in an open House contest in Hawaii with a 7-point lead over the Republican.

DCCC Spends to Boost Five Incumbents

Oct. 24, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added an additional $1.3 million in ad buys Friday in five districts to boost incumbents with increasingly challenging re-election races.

7 Nail-Biter House Races

Oct. 24, 2014

Less than two weeks before Election Day, the parties don’t agree on much — except these House races will be decided by the slimmest of margins.

5 Sleeper House Races

Oct. 23, 2014

In the midst of wall-to-wall political coverage before Election Day, this handful of House races have managed to mostly fly under the radar.

Clay Aiken Returns to TV (Video)

Oct. 20, 2014

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, went up Monday with his first ad of the general election.

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