Republican, Democrat -- it doesn't matter much to local politicians, who may have attended school together as kids. The incentive to look past party affiliation is strong when you see each other at the grocery store. Evansville City Councilman Dan McGinn's announcement last week that he no longer identifies as a Republican was greeted with a collective yawn by the local political class. McGinn will continue as the council's finance chairman.
The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history has 8th District Rep. Larry Bucshon keeping his powder dry in the ensuing debate in Congress about rapid-fire rifle devices. Bucshon reiterated Thursday his opposition to traditional gun control measures but declined to stake out a hard position as yet in the roiling debate about devices like "bump stock" and "trigger crank." Events in Las Vegas focused attention on the deadly devices.
Bruce Ungethiem - leader of the successful 2012 campaign to defeat Evansville-Vanderburgh consolidation and a county commissioner for the past three years - wants to go to Indianapolis. Ungethiem said Thursday night he will forgo re-election to county government's three-member executive governing body next year and will try instead to succeed retiring Rep. Tom Washburne in the Indiana Legislature. Both men are Republicans.
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".