Ericka Copeland-Dansby's last-ditch effort to save her school board campaign has worked. The Hamilton County Board of Elections on Monday voted 4-0 to allow Copeland-Dansby to be on the ballot after she initially failed to file enough valid signature to run for re-election to the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education. Copeland-Dansby, the board president, submitted several sworn affidavits for her rejected submissions to attest to the validity of the signatures.
Politics Extra is a column looking inside Greater Cincinnati and Ohio politics (Scroll to the bottom to read "Micro-scoops & more")Well, hello there, P.G. Sittenfeld. Remember him? The Cincinnati city councilman made sure we haven't forgotten about him by raising an eye-popping $315,000 the first half of this year, more than double what anyone else in the Council race has raked in. Sittenfeld doesn't even need six figures to get re-elected for a third term this fall. But this wasn't about Council.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is taking sides in the Ohio governor's race, endorsing fellow Southwest Ohioan Nan Whaley in the Democratic primary. Whaley, the Dayton mayor, is rolling out some endorsements for her first statewide race this week, and her campaign confirmed the Cranley endorsement to Enquirer statehouse reporter Jessie Balmert on Thursday. Cranley passed over endorsing the Greater Cincinnati candidate in next year's Democratic primary – Connie Pillich of Montgomery.
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 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".