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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Jackie Walorski (R) @jackiewalorski

RT @philipaklein: WaPo: "it is likely the worst ad of a nasty campaign year. Grimes should be ashamed of herself.” http://t.co/MKHnOxvH3t

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Mike Pence (R) @mike_pence

Looking for the latest news from Governor Pence? Follow him at @GovPenceIN to stay up-to-date as he serves Hoosiers as IN's 50th governor.

Rob Zerban (D) @robzerban

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Become a part of our grassroots team. Sign up to phone bank from anywhere! http://t.co/rb1Omb9SoR

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Judy Chu (D) @RepJudyChu

Extending thoughts of comfort and solidarity to our neighbors in #Canada after yesterday's horrible attack in Ottawa.

Nick Casey (D) @NickCaseyforWV

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WATCH our new ad Misfortune #wvpol #wv02 https://t.co/DnBnUgosKN

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Connie Johnson (D) @ConnieJ4OK

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Wonderful evening @ the LU Scholarship Gala last Fri. Kudos 2my daughters Adrienne & Samantha http://t.co/lqQN69YeQk

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @GovernorVA

Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia delegation meet with Canon executives, including their Chairman Fujio Mitarai. http://t.co/rLUZq7ody7

Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

Watch the U.S. Senate Debate sponsored by ABC 7, the league of women voters, and Univision Chicago,… http://t.co/bn3jVKbH2a

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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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"Joni Ernst...said during an NRA event in 2012 that she would use a gun to defend herself from the government" http://t.co/il8Km9V5yn #IAsen

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Tim Bishop (D) @TimBishop2014

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This country works better when it grows middle out. I know it and Tim Bishop knows it! -@billclinton http://t.co/fr9mjW1Ral

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Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

@Jd9yanki This isn't how you use Twitter, Jordan @steveschale

Guinta4Congress (R) @frankguinta

Meeting with folks in Londonderry this evening for our 4th Kitchen Table Talks tour. Good crowd and even better questions!

Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

College football isn't the only thing Mississippi is ranked top 3 in these days. http://t.co/9UcKdvnckh

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Rep Peter DeFazio (D) @RepPeterDeFazio

Visiting not 1 but 2 great state schools. Met w/ @baronews staff @oregonstateuniv today, yesterday was @Univ_Of_Oregon #GoDucks #gobeavs

Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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$50,000 on a grant for researchers to study why sea monkeys follow lasers. #Wastebook2014 http://t.co/Z6hUvyCO4S http://t.co/V0hmccKQq2

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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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