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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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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.

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.

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.

Candidate Touts 'Castrating Hogs' Experience in TV Ad

March 25, 2014

Talk about cutting through the clutter — or at least cutting through something.

Honda's Challenger Debuts First TV Ad in California

March 25, 2014

Attorney Ro Khanna, a Democrat waging a primary against Democratic Rep. Mike Honda in California’s 17th District, released his first TV ad on Tuesday — a positive spot highlighting his pledge not to accept money from special interests.

Hank Johnson Faces First Serious Primary Threat in Georgia

March 24, 2014

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., will likely confront the toughest primary challenge of his congressional career this cycle from a well-known local law enforcement official.

Beyer Courts Female Vote in Bid for Virginia House Seat

March 21, 2014

MCLEAN, Va. — The front-runner for a coveted northern Virginia House district used a Thursday morning fundraising event to underscore issues of importance to women — an increasingly pivotal voting bloc in the Old Dominion State.

Ron Paul Endorses in Competitive California House Race

March 21, 2014

Former Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who sparked a libertarian movement that has rankled the GOP, has thrown his support behind a House candidate in California.

Obama Warns Donors of Turnout Problems in Midterm Elections

March 21, 2014

President Barack Obama warned Democratic donors Thursday night about dipping turnout in midterm elections, stressing the party’s need to push women and minorities to vote in the high-stakes congressional elections this November.

Ann Callis, Rodney Davis to Face Off in Targeted Illinois District

March 18, 2014

Former Madison County Judge Ann Callis picked up the Democratic nomination in Illinois’ 13th District Tuesday night and will now face a top target of national Democrats, freshman GOP Rep. Rodney Davis.

League of Conservation Voters Endorses in Maine Primary

March 18, 2014

The League of Conservation Voters’ political action arm announced Tuesday it has endorsed state Sen. Emily Cain, one of two Democrats seeking Maine’s open 2nd District seat.

Democrats Count on Good News Out of Illinois Primaries

March 18, 2014

One week after a disappointing loss in the closely watched Florida special election, national Democrats expect brighter news from the top race to watch in Tuesday’s primaries in Illinois, where the party hopes to cut into Republicans’ House majority.

Democrat Drops Out of Competitive Pennsylvania House Race

March 18, 2014

Businessman Mike Parrish, a Democrat touted as a top recruit in Pennsylvania’s open 6th District, announced Tuesday he will drop out of the contest to avoid a costly primary, PolitcsPA.com first reported.

Oprah to Headline Fundraiser for Virginia House Candidate

March 18, 2014

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will headline a D.C.-area fundraiser next month for Lavern Chatman, former CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League and one of nearly a dozen Democrats running for Virginia’s open 8th District seat.

Northern Virginia Democrats Cancel 10th District Convention

March 17, 2014

After clearing the field for the party’s preferred candidate, Northern Virginia Democrats have canceled their 10th District nominating convention.

Collin Peterson to Seek 13th Term in Minnesota

March 17, 2014

Longtime Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., will announce Monday that he will seek a 13th term in Minnesota’s 7th District, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune, ending months of speculation about his future political plans.

Edwin Edwards Kicks Off House Bid in Louisiana

March 17, 2014

Disgraced former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who served eight years in federal prison for racketeering and extortion, formally launched a bid for Congress on Monday.

Democrats Clear Primary Field in Competitive Virginia House Race

March 14, 2014

Democrats have cleared the primary field in Virginia’s 10th District, one of the party’s top open-seat targets this cycle.

Mike Simpson Launches First TV Ad of Cycle

March 13, 2014

Rep. Mike Simpson, an eight-term Idaho Republican facing a tea-party-backed primary challenger, went up Thursday with his first TV ad of the cycle.

Democrats Duel for Open House Seat in Iowa

March 12, 2014

In a state that was expected to play host to multiple competitive contests this year, Democrats are dueling for the nomination — and most likely, the seat — in northeastern Iowa’s open 1st District.

Rodney Davis Dwarfs Competition in Fundrising Ahead of Primary

March 6, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., far outraised his opposition in the competitive 13th District, according to fundraising reports filed Thursday — less than two weeks before the March 18 primary.

Virginia Republican Launches TV Ad in Race to Replace Frank Wolf

March 6, 2014

Retired Naval officer Howie Lind will hit the airwaves Thursday with his first TV ad of the GOP primary in Virginia’s 10th District.

Steve Cohen to Draw Primary Opponent in Tennessee

March 6, 2014

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., will face yet another primary in the 9th District in 2014.

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