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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Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

The administration needs to start focusing on goals and how to get there

Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

@PLANDulce thank you for joining us today at the rally! It was great to meet you!

Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

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We're out reminding #Baltimore to #VoteEarly! http://t.co/wu9HStcXLd

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Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

We need to work together on bongs hat have gone wrong and

Paul Dietzel II (R) @PaulDietzel

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RT @WoodsBetsy: 8 dayz to go! Lets rally for @PaulDietzel. #LA06 #LSU #TeamDietzel

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

RT @KristiAPihl: Northwest sweet cherry growers set new record: http://t.co/izqznPBdHj

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D) @AlanGrayson

Don’t wake up on 11/5 wishing you’d done more. Contribute now: https://t.co/SiYcoVaPrZ http://t.co/P6HyADmXhr

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Shirley McKellar (D) @Vote4McKellar

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Bill Maher Exposes Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Super-Thin Skin http://t.co/pska2gnDcJ

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Tom Marino (R) @Marino4Congress

Our solution to Social Security starts with #growtheeconomy

Wendy Davis (D) @wendydavis

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Already voted for Wendy? Change your Twitter & FB profile pictures to this & show that #TeamWendy pride! [prof pic] -#TeamWendy

Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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Will be joining @CNN shortly to discuss Ebola

Dan Debicella (R) @Debicella

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Be sure to tune in to WICC 600 to hear my interview with Mike Bellamy! http://t.co/zNh8LNVX4C

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Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

Pelosi Statement on Five-Year Anniversary of Historic Hate Crimes Legislation http://t.co/FaP3yf8z9h

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Tom McClintock (R) @tommcclintock

RT @sgtj0n: Making sure each kid in a group all have an equal amount of candy in their baskets instead of handing it out. #LiberalHalloweenTraditions

Tom McClintock (R) @tommcclintock

RT @sgtj0n: Trick or Treat at Nancy Pelosi's house: You have to eat-it it to find out what's in it. #LiberalHalloweenTraditions

Governor Sandoval (R) @GovSandoval

It is a gift to live here and welcome visitors from around the world to #NV. @NVTourism @NVTourismDir #AllNevada

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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.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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