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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:

Iowa Republicans Face Unpredictable Convention for Coveted House Seat

June 5, 2014

In Iowa, a rare and unpredictable convention will pick the Republican nominee in one of the countrys most competitive House districts and the results could determine whether Republicans hold the seat in 2014.

Wendy Greuel Concedes California House Contest

June 4, 2014

Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu is poised to become the next member of Congress from Hollywoods House seat Californias 33rd District.

California Democrat Endorses Republican Opponent

June 4, 2014

With two Republicans advancing to the general in Californias 25th District open-seat race, the losing Democrat conceded the race on Wednesday and backed one of his two former GOP opponents.

Democrat Picks Preferred GOP Opponent in Maine (Video)

June 4, 2014

The candidate: State Sen. Emily Cain.The member: Cain is running for the Democratic nomination in Maines 2nd District, an open-seat race because Democratic Rep. Michael H. Michaud is running for governor.The district: Located in the northern part of the state, this district voted for President Barack Obama with 53 percent in 2012.The candidates team: Jill Normington (polling), Steven Stenberg of The Strategy Group (mail), CD2 (media).

Primary Results: California House Races (Updated)

June 4, 2014

Updated 10:33 a.m., 2:15 p.m. | The race for Californias coveted 31st District remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with just 390 votes separating the second- and third-place finishers.

Primary Results: Iowa Senate, House Races (Updated)

June 3, 2014

Updated June 4, 1:00 a.m. and 5:12 a.m. | Joni Ernst has won the Republican nominee for Senate in Iowa, boosting the GOPs hopes of picking up this a competitive, open seat in 2014.

Primary Results: New Jersey, Alabama House Races

June 3, 2014

Updated 11:18 p.m. | Former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur won the GOP nomination to succeed retiring GOP Rep. Jon Runyan in New Jersey, relieving Republicans of a candidate who could have lost the seat for them this fall.

Candidate Interview: Emily Cain (D) ME-02

June 3, 2014

The state Senator who is running for the open House seat in Maine's 2nd District, visited Roll Call on Wednesday, April 30.

Primary Preview: 7 Things to Watch on Tuesday

June 3, 2014

Tuesday is the busiest primary night of 2014, with voters heading to the polls in Alabama, California, Mississippi, Iowa, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota.

Tillis Hires Spokesman for Top Senate Race

June 2, 2014

State Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican Senate nominee in North Carolina, has named Daniel Keylin as his communications director.

Cheat Sheet: House and Senate Primaries in June

June 1, 2014

After a relatively unsurprising series of primaries this month, June brings another collection of intraparty contests. More than half of the states will have selected their nominees by the end of the month.

Eric Cantor Brings in Bucks for Primary Challenge

May 30, 2014

Recent fundraising reports filed Thursday for June 10 primaries give a glimpse of where those races stand, 10 days in advance.

Alabama Candidate Makes Fun of His Cooking in New Ad

May 29, 2014

Five days before the primary, surgeon Chad Mathis has released a positive spot in an open Alabama House race that features his kids playfully making fun of his cooking.

DCCC Reserves $43.5 Million in TV Airtime for Midterms

May 29, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved $43.5 million in television airtime in dozens of targeted House districts this fall a signal the party is attempting to play defense and offense in a challenging midterm cycle.

How the California Governor's Race May Be a Boon for House Democrats

May 23, 2014

A controversial Republican gubernatorial candidate in California could cause the GOP headaches in down-ballot House races in a state crucial to the partys hopes of increasing its House majority.

Challenger Spends $2.6 Million to Unseat Fellow Democrat

May 22, 2014

California congressional contender Ro Khanna has already spent more than $2.6 million in his challenge to Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda, according to a pre-primary report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

Club for Growth Endorses in Two Georgia Runoffs

May 22, 2014

The Club for Growth endorsed two House candidates facing primary runoffs in Georgia Thursday, two days after the Peach State primaries.

Internal Poll: GOP Challenger Up In Targeted Illinois Race

May 22, 2014

GOP state Rep. Mike Bost had a 6-point lead on freshman Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart in a targeted Illinois House race, according to an internal poll conducted for Bosts campaign and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Georgia Primary Results: Rick Allen Wins Primary to Face Barrow (Updated)

May 20, 2014

Updated 12:19 a.m. | Construction company owner Rick Allen avoided a GOP primary runoff in Georgias 12th District and now moves on to face Democratic Rep. John Barrow in November.

Arkansas Primary Results: French Hill, Bruce Westerman Win GOP Primaries

May 20, 2014

Two Republican primaries in Arkansas on Tuesday finalized the makeup of potentially competitive House races this fall.

Club for Growth Launches Ad in Open Alabama House Race

May 20, 2014

The Club for Growth is up with an ad attacking an Alabama Republican primary hopeful for his donations to liberal Democrats in Congress.

Pennsylvania Primary Results: Margolies Fails in Comeback Bid (Updated)

May 20, 2014

Updated 12:01 a.m. | State Rep. Brendan Boyle easily defeated three other Democrats Tuesday night, including former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, to win an open-seat primary in Pennsylvanias 13th District.

Fight Night Preview: Primaries From Georgia to Idaho

May 20, 2014

Its primary night in six states, with plenty of races to watch in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Minnesota Republican Challenger Airs First TV Ad

May 19, 2014

Minnesota Republican Stewart Mills went up on air Monday with a bio spot touting his commitment to replace President Barack Obamas health care law.

Challenger Hits Mike Honda in New TV Ad

May 19, 2014

Attorney Ro Khanna began airing a contrast ad Monday, just a few weeks out from Californias top-two primary.

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