A new poll shows that while Democrats lead in all three statewide race in Virginia, the races remain close. A University of Mary Washington poll released earlier this weeks shows Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam leading Republican Ed Gillespie 44 percent to 39 percent in the race to succeed term limited Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). The race remains in the margin of error. Polling throughout the year has shown a tight race or slight edge for Northam in the contest to be Virginia’s next governor.
Jersey City’s Democratic mayor is using New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) day at the beach during July’s state government shutdown to showcase his own reelection campaign. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop released a commercial Tuesday that shows him sitting on a beach chair in various situations to highlight his own record.
A Democratic candidate for Illinois governor has picked a new running mate dropping his first one earlier this week. State Sen. Daniel Biss tapped state Rep. Litesa Wallace as his new lieutenant governor running mate Friday, days after dropping Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa from his ticket. Biss dropped Ramirez-Rosa from the ticket after it surfaced that Ramirez-Rosa supported a push for states to not invest in Israel.
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".