Here in Oklahoma, the state Legislature is pretty well-known. Ask almost anyone you meet and, if they are a native, you will get an ear full about the 149 members of the Oklahoma Legislature. Same goes for the executive branch. Almost any Oklahoma school kid knows that Mary Fallin, a Republican, has served as governor of the Sooner State for eight years. Yes, most of us have a basic understanding of two of our three branches of state government. But what about our judiciary?
In just a few short months, the race for Oklahoma’s governor will get ugly. Granted, several candidates, including Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican Todd Lamb, have been canvassing the state, each doing their best to sell Sooner State residents on their particular vision of the future. However, Edmondson and Lamb aren’t the only ones seeking the big chair.
One-hundred and eighty-five years ago, the government of then-President Andrew Jackson, after embracing genocide as public policy, forced the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole and Creek nations to march across the southern part of the United States and relocate to what is now Oklahoma. For Jackson, the natives didn’t quite fit in with White America. Allegedly, the tribes were savages who didn’t know how to govern and needed protection by a benevolent government.
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".