San Diego County’s two congressmen in trouble traveled very different paths this past week. Rep. Darrell Issa, whose political future is in doubt, found himself at the top of Roll Call’s 10 most vulnerable House members in next year’s election and seemingly took steps to counter that. Rep. Duncan Hunter, who’s future in general is in doubt because he’s under federal investigation, took a trip to Houston where he was a marquee speaker at a vaping conference.
In politics, they don’t come more unique than Tom Connolly. In 1992, the Lemon Grove Democrat was elected to the California Assembly from a heavily Republican district, where he defeated a young leader of the Christian right. That was the least of it. “Connolly hung out with criminals and supported a cocaine habit while practicing law in Vista, and entered politics despite a history of bankruptcy, failed marriages and unpaid child support.
Rep. Scott Peters has endorsed fellow Democrat Paul Kerr, a real estate investor and Navy veteran running against Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. Peters said he has known Kerr for years and backed him over two other Democratic candidates — Doug Applegate, a retired Marine colonel who was narrowly defeated by Issa last year, and Mike Levin, an environmental attorney and Democratic Party activist.
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".