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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 Posts copy desk. She has also interned at the Hill newspaper, the Houston Chronicles 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, GWs student newspaper.

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Stories by Emily Cahn:

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

Aug. 26, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis entered the midterms as one of the most vulnerable Republicans on the map.

Oklahoma Runoff Results: 5th Congressional District

Aug. 26, 2014

Former state Sen. Steve Russell easily defeated State Corporations Commissioner Patrice Douglas in Tuesdays GOP runoff, and now he is on a clear course to join Congress this fall representing Oklahomas 5th District.

DesJarlais Wins by 38 Votes, Jim Tracy Concedes (Video)

Aug. 25, 2014

Rep. Scott DesJarlais has officially won his primary, barely squeaking past state Sen. Jim Tracy, who conceded Monday after more than two tense weeks following Tennessees Republican primary in the 4th District.

Tuesday Primaries: 4 Things to Watch in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma

Aug. 25, 2014

The end of the midterm primary season is nigh, and Tuesday marks the penultimate date of intra-party brawls this cycle.

California Freshman Airs First Ad in Competitive House Race (Video)

Aug. 22, 2014

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., went up Friday with her first ad of the cycle, touting her commitment to womens issues.

Iowa Poll Shows Democrat With Big Edge in Open House Contest

Aug. 20, 2014

State Rep. Pat Murphy, the Democratic nominee in the open-seat House contest to replace Iowa Democratic Senate nominee Bruce Braley, had an 11 point lead over his Republican opponent, according to a poll obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Scott Peters Airs First Ad in California House Contest

Aug. 20, 2014

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., released his first ad of the cycle Thursday, touting work hes done that he says has helped hold Congress accountable.

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

Aug. 20, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The national political tide isnt looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn.

DCCC Raises Millions More than NRCC in July

Aug. 18, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raked in $11.5 million in July, bringing the committees total cash on hand to $56.7 million in the final stretch of the cycle, according to numbers released by the committee Monday.

Back Home, Top Senate Democrats Upbeat About Holding Majority

Aug. 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Back in their home states for the August recess, the Senates two top Democrats said Wednesday they are optimistic about the prospects of maintaining control of the chamber in November.

Minnesota Primary Results: Republicans Pick Michele Bachmann Successor

Aug. 12, 2014

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer decisively defeated Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah Tuesday in the GOP primary for Minnesotas open 6th District, putting him on a near certain path to Congress this fall to succeed retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Tennessee Primary Results: Fleischmann Squeaks By; DesJarlais Race Still Close

Aug. 7, 2014

Updated: 11:00 a.m. | It was a night of small margins in Tennessee Thursday with one House Republican narrowly defeating his primary challenger and another clinging to a 33-vote lead headed into Friday morning.

Kansas Primary Results: Pat Roberts Tops Tea Party Challenger (Updated) (Video)

Aug. 5, 2014

Updated 11:56 p.m. | Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts survived a Republican primary challenge Tuesday, defeating Milton Wolf and extinguishing conservative hopes of taking down another incumbent this cycle.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Aug. 4, 2014

Two House members have already lost their re-election in primaries this cycle and its unlikely they will be the last with ruined plans to return to Congress.

Scott DesJarlais' Re-Election Hopes Rise, Despite Abortion Scandal (Video)

July 31, 2014

Two years is a lifetime in politics. Just ask Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

GOP Congressman's Abortion Scandal Broadcast in New TV Ad

July 30, 2014

Rep. Scott DesJarlais, the Tennessee Republican who came under fire in 2012 after unearthed divorce proceedings revealed he encouraged an ex-wife to have two abortions, is contending with the scandal again, days out from the Volunteer State primary.

Obama Lawsuit, Impeachment Threats Raise Cash for House Democrats

July 29, 2014

House Republican threats of suing or impeaching President Barack Obama have unleashed a flood of donations to House Democrats, their campaign chief told reporters Tuesday morning.

Ex-Congressman Tacks to Center in GOP Comeback Bid

July 29, 2014

A former congressman is attempting a comeback by appealing to an unconventional bloc of GOP primary voters: moderates.

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Predicts Wave Election for Republicans

July 27, 2014

One hundred days from Nov. 4, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he expects House Republicans will ride a political wave in November.

Democratic Poll: Freshman Holds Minor Lead Over Carl DeMaio

July 24, 2014

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., holds a slight lead over his GOP challenger, former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, more than three months from Election Day, in a new poll conducted for House Majority PAC and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Georgia Runoff Results for House Races: Ex-Congressman Bob Barr Loses Comeback Bid

July 22, 2014

Updated 9:52 p.m. | Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk thwarted former Rep. Bobb Barrs comeback, capturing a decisive win in Tuesdays GOP runoff.

Iowa GOP Adds 3 to Communications Team

July 21, 2014

The Republican Party of Iowa hired three staffers for its communications team as it makes a play for the states open Senate seat a crucial race in the GOPs quest for the Senate majority.

Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

July 21, 2014

Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for Senate in a runoff Tuesday, ending Democratic nominee Michelle Nunns nine-week wait for an opponent in the open-seat contest.

Florida Congressman Makes $1.4 Million Ad Buy for Re-Election

July 21, 2014

Rep. Patrick Murphys campaign made its first ad buy Monday in Floridas 18th District, reserving $1.4 million in cable and broadcast in the West Palm Beach-Treasure Coast media market, according to figures shared first with CQ Roll Call.

Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries

July 20, 2014

The influence of religious conservatives might be waning nationwide, but the movement only stands to grow in Congress.

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