Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

@ReElectCohen put out your yard signs as early voting next week and Nov 4 soon!keep going with Cohen! Please re-tweet!

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

60,000 hard-working women in the Ninth District would benefit from a higher #minimumwage. It’s time to #RaisetheWage http://t.co/nthasmrTEW

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @DottieDJones: Cohen speaks against Tennessee Amendment One that would stifle women's rights. Vote NO on Amendments One! http://t.co/tIoB9AjKMo

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Chuck Fleischmann (R) @chuck4congress

Great to meet voters who want to see job growth, quality education & healthcare, & common sense values in District 3. http://t.co/EUk9CXUi12

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @BlueNationUntd: � For the first time in months, an independent poll has Mitch McConnell trailing http://t.co/hcd6iOXLUR @dailykos http://t.co/EfgHtPO50J

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @TheDemocrats: The GOP shutdown began this time last year. Don't want a GOP-controlled Congress? Vote: http://t.co/uYxYnzh3L2 http://t.co/OFSdiM8DSR

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @michaelshure: As he always does in his majority minority district @RepCohen turned back another primary challenge in #TN09 5th time

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @ACroquet: .@RepCohen:"That’s equality, tolerance, and opportunity. We plan to do it with your help winning in November."

Cooper for Congress (D) @CoopForCongress

We say goodbye to two great interns soon!cooperforcongress's photo http://t.co/YGLQX4jcNj

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

God I love this song. And beach music. AND shagging. � http://t.co/vLuYGSnzMi #pandora

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Diane Black (R) @RepDianeBlack

Check out this week's e-newsletter, "Tennesseans Brace for #Obamacare Rate Shock" at the link --> https://t.co/IFwnPmVxsv

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @Talut: Exactly, how could a Democrat contemplate voting for a Republican, while in their good mind? http://t.co/TMz9BhUzPj

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Rep John Duncan Jr. (R) @RepJohnDuncanJr

We simply cannot keep sending mega-billions to corrupt governments all over the world. #Iraq #Afghanistan

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @alfranken: The overwhelming burden of student loan debt is holding our economy back. Tell Congress to fix that: http://t.co/YpVUPHTaup #BankOnStudents

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Rep John Duncan Jr. (R) @RepJohnDuncanJr

Anyone who wants to draw Social Security, our Fed. pension, or our military pension much more fiscal responsibility from our Fed. Government

Chuck Fleischmann (R) @chuck4congress

RT @LeatherwoodTN: Just throwing this out there: Chattanooga would be a better host city for 2016 RNC than Cleveland.

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

.@actionnews5 prooducer @clemons_adam caught a great picture of a rainbow after yesterday’s rain in Covington, TN http://t.co/3coCNpp6Sy

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