In about 60 weeks, Ohio will elect its next governor. Between now and then, you'll hear a lot about programs, platforms - and "philosophy." In terms of Ohio politics, those big words mean exactly nothing. Politicking in Ohio isn't about ideals. It's about deals: Who gets what, and how, and when. July: The Ohio governor's race in dollars and centsThe successful candidate for governor is the one who lassos more big-city donors and Statehouse lobbies and interest groups than his or her competitors do.
Maybe, now and then, the Ohio General Assembly has new ideas. But Ohio's House and Senate tend to react to ideas rather than initiate them. Good example: The revelation that House and Senate leaders of both parties are reportedly discussing with each other how Ohio draws congressional districts. (Here's a clue: Badly.)
Youngstown's Harry Meshel was a "Greatest Generation" American, a New Deal Democrat, and a state legislator who never, ever, forgot the people back home. Meshel, age 93, died on Labor Day. That seemed symbolic: Throughout his public life, Meshel sided with Ohioans who punched clocks, worked shifts, and deserved an even break. Voters sent Meshel to Ohio's Senate in 1970. He was Senate president in 1983 and 1984. He left the Senate in 1993 to become Ohio Democrats' state chair.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".