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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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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.

Senate Control Could Decide Opportunities in Tennessee

March 5, 2014

Future congressional opportunities in Tennessee might hang on the balance of power in the Senate over the next two cycles.

Ann Callis Launches Second Ad in Illinois Primary

March 5, 2014

Former judge Ann Callis is launching her latest TV ad on Wednesday, less than two weeks out from the Democratic primary in Illinois’ 13th District.

Mitt Romney Endorses Candidate in Iowa Senate Race

March 5, 2014

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday endorsed state Sen. Joni Ernst in the crowded Republican primary in Iowa’s open Senate seat.

Paul Ryan Endorses Mike Simpson in Idaho

March 4, 2014

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan endorsed Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson on Tuesday, praising his fellow Republican’s work on debt reduction.

Obama Endorses Second Freshman Democrat in Past Week

March 3, 2014

President Barack Obama endorsed Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., for re-election on Monday, his second endorsement of a freshman congressman in the past week.

Democrats Announce House Targets for 2014

March 3, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rolled out the first 35 districts of its “Red to Blue” program Monday, highlighting the GOP-held seats the party believes it can flip and open seats it hopes to keep in the Democratic column in the 2014 midterms.

Don Beyer's 'Cups' Song Campaign Assist

March 3, 2014

How do you stand out in a crowded Democratic primary field with nearly a dozen well-connected, viable candidates?

The Top 5 House Race Rematches... Are Gone

March 1, 2014

So much for the year of the rematch.

Democrat Ups Spending in Primary for Competitive Illinois Race

Feb. 28, 2014

Physics professor George Gollin, a Democrat running in the competitive House race in Illinois, will inject more money into the television airwaves on Monday, according to two sources tracking ad buys in the district.

Super PAC Hits McDaniel on Hurricane Katrina Relief

Feb. 28, 2014

A super PAC boosting Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., is hitting the senator’s tea party primary opponent for comments he made on Hurricane Katrina relief.

New Seat, Better Odds for California Republican (Video)

Feb. 28, 2014

The candidate: Former state Sen. Tony Strickland, a RepublicanThe member: Longtime GOP Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon is retiring from Congress, leaving his competitively drawn southern California House seat open for the first time in two decades.The district: California’s 25th, located on the northern edge Los Angeles County, was close in the past two presidential contests but has a slight conservative bent. It’s rated Republican Favored by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.The candidate’s team: Jamestown Associates (media), Joe Justin of the Justin Company (mail), Jeff Burton of Burton Kamins Advocacy (general consultant), Greg Strimple of GS Strategy Group (polling).

21st House Member Announces Retirement

Feb. 27, 2014

Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., announced Thursday he will not seek a 12th term in the 7th District.

“I’ve been in public office for 39 years and it’s been a pleasure to serve the people of Arizona,” Pastor, 70, said in a statement. “After 23 in Congress, I feel it’s time for me to seek out a new endeavor. It’s been a great honor, a great experience and a great joy for me to serve in Congress. I think it’s time for me to do something else.”

Sink Tops Jolly in Florida Special-Election Fundraising

Feb. 27, 2014

Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink raised $1.3 million in the last month and a half for the highly competitive March 11 special in Florida’s 13th District.

Ed Pastor to Retire in 2014 (Updated) (Video)

Feb. 27, 2014

Updated 2:38 p.m. | Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., announced Thursday he will not seek a 12th term in the 7th District.

First Republican Goes Up on Air in Georgia House Primary

Feb. 26, 2014

State Sen. Buddy Carter, one of more than a half-dozen Republicans running for Georgia’s open 1st District, will go up on television Tuesday with an ad touting his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

South Dakota Republicans Await Thune's 2016 Decision

Feb. 26, 2014

Congressional opportunities in South Dakota have always been few and far between.

The Candidate Who Bounced a $42 Check Might Be a Problem for Central Valley Democrats

Feb. 26, 2014

California’s Central Valley was home last cycle to a botched open-seat opportunity for Democrats, and the party could be facing a replay in 2014.

LGBT Group Picks Sides in Crowded Northern Virginia Race

Feb. 26, 2014

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund endorsed state Sen. Adam Ebbin on Tuesday in the crowded Democratic primary for Virginia’s 8th District.

Candidate Interview: Tony Strickland (R) CA-25

Feb. 26, 2014

The former state senator who is running for California's open 25th District visited Roll Call on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

House Dean John Dingell to Announce Retirement (Updated) (Video)

Feb. 24, 2014

Updated 11:32 a.m. | Rep. John D. Dingell, the longtime Michigan Democrat and dean of the House, will announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election.

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