Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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Tammy Duckworth (D) @RepDuckworth

Yesterday I participated in the Democratic Caucus Asian Pacific American Roundtable –great way to continue AAPI Heritage Month!

U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R) @USRepLong

Many in #MO7 have told me they do not trust Pres. Obama to negotiate #Trade deals. I agree, which is why we need #TPA http://t.co/vZhOL9hspw

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Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Thank you to all who have served and currently serve. #ArmedForcesDay http://t.co/Shv5AvTCc8

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Great speaking with the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute for inviting me to speak today. Great group! http://t.co/ET3zfyzfOv

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @yalvarezjaimes: Anuncia @agarciapadilla acuerdo de 11.5% de IVA y 1.5% para los Municipios.

JaimeHerreraBeutler (R) @HerreraBeutler

Watch a video of my speech supporting the ability of non-citizens to enlist. https://t.co/p5vzlxs62S

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Spoke w #SoFla #business owner abt the negative impact that burdensome #taxes + regulations have on #SmallBusinesses http://t.co/uavTXOGdy9

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Thanks to the Jo Ann Davidson #Ohio Leadership Institute for inviting me to speak. Great conversation, great group! http://t.co/rzoL3Bpqep

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Discussed my push 4 clear RFS rules that provide certainty 4 producers & farmers w/ND Petroleum Marketers Association http://t.co/UTZZBXUuPp

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Lois Frankel (D) @LoisFrankel

Lois's birthday is on Saturday. Help us make it extra special and sign her card: http://t.co/iDoOrlKGBG

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

.@SpeakerBoehner calls a vote against NDAA shameful and a vote against our men and women in uniform. Yet, he opposed NDAA in 2010 #FY16NDAA

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

Looking forward to questioning the witnesses at today's @FinancialCmte data security hearing. https://t.co/4HQhNQDGjt

Dean Heller (R) @SenDeanHeller

Good catching up with realtors from across the silver state yesterday. @siglesiasnvar @RSARealtors @GLVAR

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Glad to talk briefly w/ Eric Holder last night. He was honored at the @civilrightsorg awards dinner. Well-deserved! http://t.co/Fko4VmkFno

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Glad to talk briefly w/ Eric Holder last night. He was honored at the @civilrightsorg awards dinner. Well-deserved! http://t.co/zY6jEdNnsY

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @FinancialCmte: TUNE IN 10AM ET “Protecting Consumers: Financial Data Security in the Age of Computer Hackers” http://t.co/Pvnp3AWknx

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Today I voted for #HR36 which bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain. #theyfeelpain

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Spoke w #Miami @REALTORS abt how we can work 2 make dream of home ownership a reality 4 people in #SoFla @MIAMIaor http://t.co/Ho6PAJgOnV

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

On scene at #Amtrak188 derailment. Spoke with emergency officials and Mayor @Michael_Nutter. @SenBobCasey joined me. http://t.co/yYE6SOJz1Z

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Introduced the Critical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act to protect nation's vital electrical system @RepReneeEllmers @RepMcNerney

RepScottPerry (R) @RepScottPerry

I hope that everyone will join me in praying for the victims of the #Amtrak derailment, their loved ones, and for the City of #Philadelphia.

TimHuelskamp (R) @TimHuelskamp

Getting things done for us in Washington - "House passes Huelskamp-backed bill" to stop EPA's outrageous... http://t.co/oPYk9h1NSN

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

Watching @codeorg video and visiting with #ComputerScience teacher, Jason White, at #Paragould High | Tour stop #9 http://t.co/bpR9XEzH6H

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

RT @wxbrad: .@Amtrak derailment Live coverage out of NBC10 in Philly. http://t.co/E5UbfCjpt4 http://t.co/3WeZy9uU81

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Brad Wenstrup (R) @RepBradWenstrup

#HappyNursesWeek to all of you hardworking nurses. Us doctors and patients cancouldn't make it work without you! http://t.co/04QconkVCc

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Rep. Brett Guthrie (R) @RepGuthrie

Today, @lebronjames and I met with the ALS Association’s Kentucky Chapter. We were honored to meet… https://t.co/neEeFHKqXl

Mike Crapo (R) @crapo4senate

I am pleased to announce today that I’m running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. Join Team Crapo: http://t.co/V0RE3E8t8o #idpol

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @SelmaTourism: @RepTerriSewell Vote for Edmund Pettus Bridge - Selma, Ala. as the Best Historic Southern Attraction @10Best. http://t.co/eZMMEjoXjm

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Hillary Clinton (D) @HillaryClinton

Campaign manager Robby Mook is finalizing the Founding Donor list—make sure your name's on it: http://t.co/hmwVpoYTRP http://t.co/B2izdl2LGY

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Barbara Lee (D) @BLeeForCongress

Barbara Lee fights for heroic mothers everywhere. http://t.co/9GNIVjpakx

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

At the “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury making an announcement with @CardinalDolan. Watch live now: http://t.co/O3oXmDVMyP

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Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

The 114th Congress is on track to be defined by its ability to handle important cliffs. http://t.co/WNUna5lXYT #ExIm4Jobs

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Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) @RepStephenLynch

Also attended #Walpole Town Meeting to share what #Congress has been up to and how it will impact local communities. http://t.co/XT4JVkQ5tr

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Brendan Boyle (D) @RepBrendanBoyle

Glenside District Office meeting with @ Delaware Valley Alzheimer's Asscociation http://t.co/Gz8Zs5UjNA

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

LIVE on #Periscope: Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a town hall meeting on the U.S. budget priorities. https://t.co/45QeK6XhTJ

Pete Olson (R) @PeteOlson

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the end of WW2. Remember & honor our brothers of the #GreatestGeneration http://t.co/4KQGK5n6Ge #VEDay70

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Made in Alabama are three of my favorite words! Thank you @MikeFroman for accepting my invitation to come to Alabama. http://t.co/wOiGf8oTXb

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Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

RT @mattkatz00: Fat-shaming @GovChristie: No, NY Post, he did not eat/drink $85K at football games. It was an entertainment budget. http://t.co/zmHhPvKvRT

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Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

RT @jdawsey1: This is the Christie story that reads closest to the truth and doesn't make fat shaming jokes. http://t.co/O0Tm4LtlGr

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

Great to be part of @AnnArborSPARK's 10th anniversary earlier today! #SPARK10Years http://t.co/KPCUinABOZ

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Today I had honor of presenting medals earned by Rufino Gonzales, former member of the U.S. Navy, to his brother Fred http://t.co/JrKZDhdC6A

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Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

IOWANS: We hope to see you later today in Onawa and Sioux City. For info and to RSVP please visit https://t.co/2G2uSZ0fbS!

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

RT @IEDC_katelyn: Ready to walk the steps of Chinese history + architectural innovation at #TheGreatWall @GovPenceIN @FirstLadyIN http://t.co/IQxGN3GNQu

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Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

@NervyBastard that story is fake. never happened.

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