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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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Stories by Emily Cahn:

Democrats Sound the Alarm on Southern California Race

Sept. 15, 2014

Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race — a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party.

Rand Paul Sets Timeline to Decide Presidential Bid

Sept. 15, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul will announce whether he’ll run for president by next spring, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.

Democratic Poll Shows Dead Heat in New Jersey Race

Sept. 15, 2014

A new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll shows a dead heat in a competitive New Jersey House race.

Iowa Poll: Democrat Leads in Top House Contest

Sept. 10, 2014

A new poll found former state Sen. Staci Appel, a Democrat, with a 6-point lead over GOP nominee David Young in a top-target House contest in Iowa.

How to Lose a Primary in 10 Days

Sept. 10, 2014

By the time Massachusetts Rep. John F. Tierney knew he had a real primary race on his hands, it was too late.

How 'Establishment' Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

Sept. 10, 2014

Earlier this year, House Republicans had 12 potential problems that stood in the way of extending their majority.

John Tierney Loses Primary in Massachusetts (Video)

Sept. 9, 2014

Updated 9:52 p.m. | Rep. John F. Tierney, D-Mass., became the cycle’s first Democratic incumbent to lose a primary Tuesday when he fell to a well-funded challenger in the 6th District.

4 Things to Watch in the Final Primaries of 2014

Sept. 9, 2014

The final primary night of the midterms takes place Tuesday, with consequential contests across New England and Delaware.

NRCC Announces Another Crop of 'Young Guns'

Sept. 8, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Monday nine more candidates had achieved “Young Gun” status, the top tier of their candidate recruitment and training program.

Could John Tierney Lose His Primary?

Sept. 8, 2014

Rep. John F. Tierney faces the toughest primary of his 18-year congressional career Tuesday, when he will attempt to stave off a well-funded, top-flight Democratic opponent.

Election Official: Democrat Must Stay in Kansas Senate Race (Updated)

Sept. 4, 2014

Updated 6:03 p.m. | A top state election official announced Thursday that Chad Taylor, the Democratic nominee in the Kansas Senate race who dropped out of the race Wednesday, must appear on the November ballot.

Arkansas Candidate Downplays Bill Clinton's Influence (Video)

Sept. 3, 2014

Banker French Hill, the GOP nominee in the open-seat race for retiring Rep. Tim Griffin’s seat, said President Bill Clinton’s impact will be minimal in Arkansas in the midterms.

Candidate Interview: French Hill (R) AR-02

Sept. 3, 2014

The businessman who is running for the open seat in Arkansas' 2nd District visited Roll Call on June 24.

Chamber to Formally Back John Barrow on Friday

Sept. 3, 2014

Georgia Rep. John Barrow will be get the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at an event in his district Friday, a chamber official told CQ Roll Call and Barrow’s campaign confirmed.

Chamber Backs Democrat in Top GOP Pickup Contest

Sept. 3, 2014

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters has earned the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, making the Californian one of the few House Democrats to earn the conservative-leaning group’s endorsement this cycle and marking a huge development in what’s expected to be one of the most competitive and costly House contests of the midterms.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Sept. 2, 2014

Welcome to the general election: Labor Day has passed, nearly every primary has finished, and Roll Call has revised its monthly list of the 10 most vulnerable House members.

Bill Enyart Challenger Looks to Leap From Illinois House

Sept. 2, 2014

DU QUOIN, Ill. — With more than 19 years under his belt as an Illinois legislator, state Rep. Mike Bost has seen it all on the campaign trail.

Michael Grimm Won't Face Trial Until After Midterms

Sept. 2, 2014

Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, the New York Republican facing a litany of federal indictments on tax evasion charges, will not face a jury until after the November midterms a federal judge said Tuesday — welcome news for one of this cycle’s most endangered incumbents.

Jerry Brown Backs Mike Honda in Democratic Duel

Sept. 2, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown has stepped in to one of the most competitive and aggressive Democratic races of the cycle.

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 Tuesday’s GOP runoff, and now he is on a clear course to join Congress this fall representing Oklahoma’s 5th 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.

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 Tennessee’s Republican primary in the 4th District.

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 women’s issues.

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

Aug. 20, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The national political tide isn’t looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn.

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