May 6, 2015

Emily Cahn

Bio:

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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Democrats Look Past Tuesday's New York Special Election

May 5, 2015

Republican Daniel Donovan is expected to cruise to victory Tuesday in the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y.

Dan Donovan Wins Special Election to Succeed Michael Grimm

May 5, 2015

Republican Dan Donovan easily won a special election in New York’s 11th District Tuesday night, solidifying his role as the successor to disgraced ex-Rep. Michael G. Grimm.

Darin LaHood Raises $500K in Race to Replace Aaron Schock

May 4, 2015

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood raised more than $500,000 in five weeks since entering the special election to replace Republican Aaron Schock, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Ad Man Scott Howell Back At It After Cardiac Arrest

May 4, 2015

Scott Howell doesn’t remember Jan. 25.

Robin Kelly Met With DSCC on Possible Illinois Senate Bid

May 1, 2015

Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible Senate bid, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting.

Exclusive: NRCC Adds 8 More Vulnerable Members to Patriot Program

May 1, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee added eight more members to its Patriot program Friday, according to a list provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Sanders Presser May Flout Ethics Rules (Updated)

April 30, 2015

Updated 10:55 a.m. | Running for president is hard. But it’s even harder to do while balancing the ethics rules of your day job on Capitol Hill.

NRSC Hires General Counsel for 2016

April 29, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee hired Matthew Raymer as general counsel to advise the committee and its candidates on legal matters for the 2016 election cycle.

Republican Wins Money Race in New York Special

April 24, 2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan walloped his Democratic opponent in fundraising for the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

Overheard: Even Congressmen Call Their Moms

April 22, 2015

“Call Mother.”

Potential Democratic Challenger Emerges in California

April 22, 2015

A possible Democratic challenger is emerging in California’s Simi Valley to take on freshman Republican Rep. Steve Knight.

Ex-NFL Linebacker Considering Illinois Senate Bid

April 21, 2015

Illinois state Sen. Napoleon Harris, a Chicago-area Democrat and former National Football League linebacker, is mulling a bid for Senate, according to multiple sources in the state.

Top Cardenas Staffer Subpoenaed, FBI May Be Investigating

April 21, 2015

The district director for sophomore Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas notified the House Thursday that she’s been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury conducting an investigation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Gabriela Marquez, who heads operations in the Los Angeles congressman’s Panorama City office, issued the formal notice in accordance with House rules and staff in the congressman’s Washington, D.C., office confirmed the April 13 communication, but did not provide further details.

Sources in California tell CQ Roll Call the FBI spent a few hours interviewing Marquez in her California home roughly three weeks ago, asking questions about whether staffers in Cárdenas’ office worked on campaign-related activities while being paid for official office time.

Candidates Look to Make Family Legacies in Congress

April 21, 2015

Updated 11 a.m. | When nine-term Democratic Rep. Lois Capps announced her retirement, all eyes turned to a potential successor: her daughter.

Top Cárdenas Staffer Subpoenaed; FBI May Be Investigating (Video)

April 21, 2015

The district director for sophomore Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas notified the House Thursday that she’s been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury conducting an investigation in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

DSCC Topped $5 Million in March

April 20, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised nearly $5.3 million in March, slightly edging its Republican counterpart.

NRSC Raised $4.9 Million in March

April 20, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced Monday it raised $4.9 million in March and ended the month with $5.3 million on hand.

Democrat Announces Senate Bid in Pennsylvania

April 17, 2015

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced a bid for Senate in Pennsylvania on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary in a must-win Senate contest for a party looking to win back the majority in 2016.

The 7 Most Interesting First-Quarter Fundraising Facts

April 16, 2015

Updated April 17, 10:30 a.m. | With roughly a year to go before the first primaries of 2016, fundraising numbers are among the few benchmarks to assess candidate strength.

Republican Launches Bid to Succeed Lois Capps in California

April 16, 2015

Republicans have landed a top recruit for a competitive open-seat House race in California.

Democratic Candidates Are Ready for Hillary Clinton

April 15, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy for president became official Sunday, but Democrats already see the down-ballot benefits she brings as the presumptive nominee.

Marco Rubio's Presidential Bid Creates Open-Seat Scrum (Updated)

April 13, 2015

Updated 6:19 p.m. | Marco Rubio on Monday became the third Republican senator to announce a bid for president and the first of the group to leave behind a competitive seat.

House Democrat Passes on Illinois Senate Race

April 10, 2015

Illinois Rep. Bill Foster announced Friday he will not run for Senate next year and instead endorsed fellow House Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who joined the race last month.

California Congresswoman to Retire

April 8, 2015

California Rep. Lois Capps announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election.

Capps, 77, has represented the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based 24th District since 1998. The Democrat ran in a special election that year to replace her husband, Walter Capps, who died of a heart attack less than a year into his first term in Congress.

“Now I believe it is time for me to return home, back to the community and family that I love so much,” Capps said in a video. “And so I’m announcing that this 114th Congress will be my last.”

Lois Capps to Retire (Video)

April 8, 2015

Updated 2:24 p.m. | California Rep. Lois Capps announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election.

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