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.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Hakeem Jeffries (D) @RepJeffries

@TheDailyShow Can you post the Elephant/Donkey graphic from last night? I can't find it online...

Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

RT @JapanEmbDC: Congratulations! Conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun upon @JimPressOffice @RepJimMcDermott & US Rep. Tom Petri: http://t.co/HZgYaOSdx2

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @FChevereCCE: Con la inauguraciòn de Commsense en Aguadilla se crean entre 300 empleos en 3 años http://t.co/6AzN62Z7Mr

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @FChevereCCE: Con la inauguraciòn de Commsense en Aguadilla se crean entre 300 empleos en 3 años http://t.co/6AzN62Z7Mr

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @MarcPersaudMBA: Champion of Drug Policy Reform, @RepCohen got 75% in TN. How long until other pols catch onto this? #drugwar #mmot http://t.co/OzohhuG2V2

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Ron Barber (D) @RonBarberAZ

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Met a couple Airman at @tucsontamale who said they're going to #VoteBarber tomorrow. Thx for your support! http://t.co/TDZFqbEMB9

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Rick Snyder (R) @RickForMI

"We're not going to stop today. We're going to keep moving forward for the next four years!" -Rick Snyder #PickedRick http://t.co/rDbILoQNLc

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Chellie Pingree (D) @chelliepingree

Honored to get back to work first thing this morning, showing off the great work done at BIW to Navy's top admiral #mepolitics

Jackie Walorski (R) @RepWalorski

RT @ElkhartTruth: "This is your seat — it belongs to you," @RepWalorski said to a crowd after winning the U.S. House seat. #ElkVotes http://t.co/QJAncWi630

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Guinta4Congress (R) @frankguinta

Thank you to everyone who has supported our campaign over the past few months. I look forward to listening to and serving the people of NH!

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Congressman Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

Thank you for your support. I look forward to continuing to represent Northeast Ohio in Washington. http://t.co/nT8L0qeRVS

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Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

Congratulations to the Gov-elect & LG-elect. We stand ready to help with a smooth transition & wish you the best. http://t.co/bdSytiO1KL

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Steve Chabot (R) @SteveChabot

Our victory tonight was made possible only by you. Thank you, and I look forward to continuing to… http://t.co/KkqG3p9b34

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Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

Watch Joni's victory speech in #IASEN race on @FOXNews! http://t.co/qBMXraO7LK

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

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