By day, Pete Cammarano got wealthy helping big-name companies like AT&T and Uber negotiate the complexities of policymaking in New Jersey. By night, he went home to Metuchen, where he dealt with more prosaic issues like traffic and downtown development as mayor of the Middlesex County borough. Cammarano gave up both of those jobs to become the most powerful unelected official in New Jersey government as the top aide to incoming Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
The Record and NorthJersey.com invited all eight living former New Jersey governors to offer some advice to the next governor, Phil Murphy. All but former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco contributed. Here are their individual suggestions:Don’t let the situation get ahead of you. Figure out what we need in the first year. Make sure you have a good state treasurer, the personality of the treasurer is important. Don’t spend any more money than you have to. But on the other hand, don’t be unrealistic.
Philip D. Murphy made it clear throughout his campaign for governor that he was going to be the anti-Chris Christie. Murphy struck that contrast with the unpopular outgoing governor at every turn. If Christie was known as the divisive, scowling bully, Murphy cast himself as an inclusive, happy warrior, whose toothy smile beamed bright in every television appearance and every selfie. If Christie bashed the New Jersey Education Association, Murphy proudly embraced the teachers union.
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".