After apparently ghosting on his campaign for Phoenix mayor, former City Councilman Tom Simplot has landed a Beltway job working under an appointee in the Trump administration. Simplot has started a new gig as senior adviser to Mary Anne Carter, senior deputy chairwoman at the National Endowment for the Arts, according to the organization's website. He started this month. In non-bureaucratic speak, Simplot works for one of President Donald Trump's liaisons to the arts endowment.
Those are some of the issues at the forefront of the campaign for City Council in east Phoenix. An election campaign is underway to select a representative for about 180,000 residents in District 6. Two candidates are vying for the seat in the Aug. 29 race: incumbent Councilman Sal DiCiccio, a real-estate developer who's served more than 13 years on the council; and Kevin Patterson, executive development director for Banner Health.
The campaign rhetoric is fiery. But in terms of fundraising prowess, the race for City Council in east Phoenix is a lopsided fight, to put it mildly. Incumbent Councilman Sal DiCiccio has a Titanic-size financial advantage over challenger Kevin Patterson in the city's Aug. 29 election — to the tune of about $540,000. DiCiccio has raised more than $567,400 for his re-election campaign, according his latest filing. Patterson raised a paltry $27,700 in the last period.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".