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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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

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