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U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Morgan Carroll on Thursday, in their final debate, sparred over their approaches to immigration reform, their records as legislators and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments about women.
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Democrat Michael Bennet has spent nearly $5 million since July to boost his campaign and build a lead in Colorado's U.S. Senate race. Bennet will report a $2.2 million fundraising haul in the third quarter later this month, according to his campaign, giving him $3.6 million to spend in the final five weeks of the campaign.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Tuesday appointed Alan Salazar, a longtime Democratic political strategist, as his new chief of staff. Salazar will become the mayor's second chief aide after working this summer and fall as a senior adviser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Colorado campaign, focusing in part on appealing to Latino voters.
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As U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman made the leap from state to federal office in 2008, a national political analyst predicted he could "hold this seat as long as he wants it." Coffman could have been forgiven for digging in his heels just three years later, ignoring the perpetual vulnerability handed to him by a Democratic redistricting plan.
Morgan Carroll's trademark stubborn determination isn't something she developed during the political career that led up to her run for Congress. She's always had it. She used it as an attorney fighting on behalf of injured workers who were denied medical coverage.
For its 35th anniversary, the Great American Beer Festival in Denver offers a cool new surprise: Before each session, brewers are picking, at random, two attendees from near the front of the line - and their friends - for guided tours 30 minutes before opening.
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
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".