Tuesday was a great day for Ed Gillespie. Two new polls showed the Republican closing the gap for governor.Tuesday was a great day for Ralph Northam. One new poll showed the Democrat comfortably ahead for governor.Polls are a convenient, but not necessarily reliable, shorthand for the direction of a campaign: Someone is ahead. Someone is behind.Because they’re out of date as soon as they’re completed, polls are nothing more than snapshots in time. They are not predictors.
Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam finally agree on something: keeping Virginians in the dark about their finances.The candidates for governor this past week refused a request by the Richmond Times-Dispatch to go beyond the basic financial disclosure requirements, and make public their income tax returns — or provide a detailed summary of them.
Democrat Justin Fairfax is campaigning for lieutenant governor like it’s 1985.Coming off his second and final debate this past Thursday with Jill Vogel, Fairfax — via his surrogates and social media — is wondering whether the Republican is playing the race card by saying he is “not informed” to “talk intelligently” on such issues as her controversial legislation requiring a vaginal ultrasound for a woman seeking an abortion.Vogel is standing by her remark.
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".