The nail-biter election this November in Detroit was for clerk, as incumbent Janice Winfrey won a narrow victory over upstart challenger Garlin Gilchrist. But the thin margin wasn’t the most incisive statistic. The dramatic differences between absentee and Election Day votes were decisive, one of the largest swings in city history, and a reminder of an old Detroit political lesson: Absentee voters matter -- a lot.
Mike Duggan got a decisive victory in Detroit’s mayoral contest on Tuesday, and four more years to deliver on his agenda for city residents. But even before the celebratory champagne ran out, talk that Duggan might run for the governor's seat in 2018 was back in full force, bolstered this time by results from a new poll, and frustrations among sitting Detroit City Council members with that body's current leadership, all of which could clear the runway for Duggan to advance on Lansing.
To win next week’s Detroit mayoral election, challenger Coleman Young II has invested heavily in a narrative about the gaps in the city’s recovery. Poor Detroiters aren’t feeling it, he has said over and over, and are being left behind in the “new” Detroit that’s attracting investors and residents. You can easily see the truth in what Young has been saying, in the narratives around the many unimproved Detroit neighborhoods, the city’s sky-high poverty rate and persistent un- and under-employment.
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".