Good morning from Augusta. Seven Democrats and five Republicans made it into the June primary election to replace the term-limited Gov. Paul LePage by Thursday’s qualifying deadline, but there are some intriguing lower-tier primaries setting up, too.
The attorneys challenging Gov. Paul LePage’s administration over the sudden closure of Downeast Correctional Facility last month are demanding that the prison be reopened Friday or they will return to court for enforcement. Attorney David Webbert said Friday that he has received no indication that the administration plans to abide by a Kennebec County Superior Court order issued Wednesday that found LePage lacked the authority to abruptly close the Machiasport facility on Feb. 9.
Democrats in the Maine Senate scuttled Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination to head the Maine State Housing Authority on Thursday. LePage nominated his economic development commissioner, George Gervais, earlier this year. The nomination, which needed a two-thirds Senate vote to overcome a negative labor committee recommendation, failed 20-13. Two senators were absent.
.@Jdrabinowitz says @Governor_LePage will meet with DOC commissioner and attorneys Monday to discuss next steps after a judge ordered the administration this week to re-open Downeast Correctional Facility. #mepolitics
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".