More than ever before, it looks like Valdez is in the race, though she's considered higher office in the past, only to stay put in her now comfortable role as sheriff. In 2014 she was mentioned as a potential candidate against Republican Sen. John Cornyn. So why do Democrats like Valdez? In 2004, she was the first woman ever elected sheriff in Dallas County. But that's just part of the story. She's one of only two female sheriffs in Texas and the only female, Hispanic, lesbian sheriff the country.
A resident of Lake Highlands, Shorey founded and serves as CEO of a public relations firm. She's was also executive director of Maggie's List, the federal PAC that seeks to elect conservative women to Congress. Shorey is the third person in less than two years to lead the Dallas County Republican Party. In 2016 tea party activist Mark Montgomery upset Wade Emmert to become chairman of the local GOP.
The 2018 election season begins in earnest Saturday, when candidates across the state begin officially filing for office. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will highlight the first day of action. He's scheduled to turn in his paperwork to election officials at an Austin American Legion, where he'll also unveil his "Front of the Line" plan for veterans. Abbott's haste in filing his candidacy is understandable. The incumbent is not expected to receive a serious challenge in the March Republican primary.
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".