Mayor Randy Henderson has wasted no time raising cash for his re-election campaign, bringing in nearly $62,000 with more than a month to go before the primary. And about a quarter of that money came from three developers. Campaign contributions from an individual or business cannot exceed $1,000 in most local elections. But reports show Henderson received 15 donations of $1,000 each from various shell companies and subsidiaries that are tied to those three people.
A 44-year-old Dunbar man qualified to run for mayor 30 minutes before the deadline on Friday after what he described as an internal struggle. “I really didn’t make up my mind until Friday afternoon,” Curtis Sheard said. The deciding factor, he said, was an exchange he had with Mayor Randy Henderson during a June 26 meeting, where Sheard challenged comments Henderson had made about a toxic dumping site in Dunbar.
A troubled police department. A toxic dump site in a residential neighborhood. Few economic opportunities in minority wards and a local government with a tight budget. Fort Myers is facing a number of issues, but in just a few months, voters will have an opportunity to either upend or renew faith in their elected representatives. Four out of seven seats on the City Council are up for election, and as of 1 p.m. Friday, 12 people had qualified to run. The qualifying period ends 5 p.m. today.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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
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