Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

DM: This data demonstrates the state’s need to focus on a continued commitment to our transportation system, including rail

Chris Gibson (R) @RepChrisGibson

Great turnout for the 14th annual Sean's Run. Thx to all the volunteers for their hard work. http://t.co/tH1HmmwI5h

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Rep. Mike Kelly (R) @MikeKellyPA

Looking forward to discussing #trade on @FoxAndFriends this Sunday morning live at 7:15 AM ET! http://t.co/BDQwo1J5lo @FFWeekend #TPA #Jobs

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Incredible evening tonight at the Canadian Embassy for #WHCDwithTheHill and @hennjolton thehillevents… https://t.co/4zfb2XtdiC

Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

What better way to celebrate #TaxFreedomDay than with 9 quotes from our 39th President, Ronald Reagan: http://t.co/BvRYE8c4t7

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Donna Edwards (D) @DonnaFEdwards

"Almost as soon as the ink was dry on NAFTA we lost service service sector jobs in Prince George county." #StopFastTrack

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Tonight at 8 pm I'll be on @hardball w/ @hardball_chris to discuss the historic confirmation of #LorretaLynch

Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

We made it to our next stop-Stockyards Hotel H3, 107 East Exchange Ave., #FortWorth. @BeneKeith_Bevs #TX33 #MMB http://t.co/fMwZ8Vu11c

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Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

Congratulations to Mitchell Hicks! Chief Hicks is a good friend, great leader & this award is a very much deserved: http://t.co/o9wDu7lnmk

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

Congrats @ADEQ ENVY Award winner & finalists. Thanks for your efforts to enhance & protect our natural resources. http://t.co/hSTJxRLgX7

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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

Do you know trade? FIND OUT BY TAKING THIS HELPFUL POP QUIZ!!! http://t.co/MiRlMvGjdQ #TPA

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R) @RepChrisStewart

End the moaning about the 'morality' of US drone strikes http://t.co/nLtKu6jk4y via @nypost

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Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

Heading to our next stop at Central Grocery, 709 W Central Ave., #FortWorth. @BeneKeith_Bevs #TX33 #MMB http://t.co/WnWenaFHfl

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Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

#Trade deals only work if everyone plays by the rules. Thats why I offered a @WaysMeansCmte amdt that strengthens Cong. enforcement of them

P.G. Sittenfeld (D) @PGSittenfeld

It was a very stimulating hour-long interview with the @whiotv and coxmg this afternoon. Now onward… https://t.co/eUgnbIaHew

Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

#Trade deals only work if everyone plays by the rules. Thats why I offered a @WaysMeansCmte amdt that strengthens Cong. enforcement of them

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Big news being reported today that there are talks to ease ease the costs of Dodd-Frank—good for Texas community banks and small biz!

Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

Today, House #GOP blocked voting on a substitute to #TPA that would have ended #TPP #FastTrackhttp://t.co/s6aNuMmI4t

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Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

Working/middle class families deserves a budget that prioritizes them above special interests/our nation’s wealthiest http://t.co/2flfShxKbo

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Someone accidentally pocket tweeted on that last one.

Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

In honor of Israel's Independence Day http://t.co/Jiwh0lWqOF

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

My opening statement at this morning's medical device tax hearing: https://t.co/at8gzfGY7v

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Chris Christie (R) @ChrisChristie

RT @FallonTonight: Jimmy learns the hard way what happens when you poke fun at Gov. @ChrisChristie's weight! #FallonTonight http://t.co/a2jHQdveBD

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

Congresswoman Wilson celebrates #EarthDay and calls for urgent action on climate change... https://t.co/Ehnu52LCBi via @YouTube

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

We've come a long way in the last few years. Today, we are the #ComebackState http://t.co/G3QPgkKo5D

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Hardworking men & women should earn enough to support their families! Today's @GoodJobsNation Rally http://t.co/0R9zuf51Ir #15andaUnion

Sam Johnson (R) @SamsPressShop

HAPPENING NOW: Ways and Means full committee hearing WATCH HERE: http://t.co/ocuKPs8ehv

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Sam Johnson (R) @SamsPressShop

Happening Now: Ways & Means Committee hearing on the President's budget proposals for fiscal year 2016 WATCH HERE: http://t.co/ocuKPs8ehv

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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

An unsung hero who sings! William Kellibrew IV is a DC native & recipient of the 'Eva Murillo Unsung Hero Award' http://t.co/VK1L2z2SHm

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

.@SenatorHeitkamp: LGBT youth represent up to 40% of runaway & homeless youth pop. Must pass bill that includes language to protect all kids

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Protecting our planet is one of our greatest challenges & #EarthDay is reminder that each individual must play a role http://t.co/TmEM4rIBr8

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

Protecting our planet is one of our greatest challenges & #EarthDay is reminder that each individual must play a role http://t.co/EV5qhzQrdU

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @WaysandMeansGOP: The IRS awarded $60M in bonuses to its employees w/out knowing its FY2015 budget http://t.co/c7QzT93spF

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Hoy, el HR727 contará con 100 coauspiciadores tan pronto como hoy. Aquí mi mensaje ante el pleno de la Cámara federal http://t.co/rP0lGAgS9l

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Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

Congratulations to my Legislative Director, Tim on his wedding to Anita. I wish you many years of happiness together! http://t.co/kEijj338HL

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Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

Our natural treasurers are part of our heritage & like my father, I want to protect them for my children. #EarthDay http://t.co/jiO1EzTa9g

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Obama Escucha Estamos en la lucha! http://t.co/dsAMeLI7lA

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