This year’s election is shaping up to be even more competitive than many observers thought, and congressional seats that were considered safe a few years ago are now in play. One Central Virginia congressional district appears to have moved from a safe Republican seat into one of the hottest races this year. When Eric Cantor was first elected to the 7th Congressional District back in 2000, it was a very safe seat for Republicans.
Leaders in the Trump administration are hearing from Virginia about opposition to offshore drilling. Since the Trump administration announced it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling along the Eastern Seaboard, governors up and down the coast have been demanding that their states be removed from the offshore leasing program. During a congressional hearing this week, Democratic Congressman Donald McEeachin pressed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the issue.
Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is working across party lines in Washington to crack down on gang violence. Northern Virginia has the second highest gang activity in the country, and Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock says she’s seen it firsthand during a ride along with a regional gang task force. But she’s concerned that the Northern Virginia task force isn’t getting enough resources.
.@RepDonBeyer#VA08 says Louise Slaughter "was a tireless champion for Democratic values and western New Yorkers for over 30 years. As the first woman to be elected to Congress from western New York and only microbiologist in the legislative branch, (she) was truly a trailblazer"
Congressman @BobbyScott#VA03 on the passing of Louise Slaughter: "I was lucky enough to call Louise my friend, and she never failed to make everyone laugh. Her spirit was infectious, and we will all miss her terribly."
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".