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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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) @RepErikPaulsen

Getting ready for grand opening of 101/144

Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

Praying for the safety of innocent lives in #Canada Parliament. http://t.co/UoN6FJHsnd

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Wendy Davis (D) @wendydavis

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Happy Diwali to the thousands of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh & Jain Texans who enrich our great state. [graphic]

Mark Udall (D) @MarkUdall2014

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Please help support Mark Udall for Colorado, add a #Twibbon now! http://t.co/2w6iZYe0fy http://t.co/4EjrFNf3DO

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Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

RT @MarkHerringVA: Yesterday, we announced the launch of a new $1M gang violence initiative in #norfolkVA http://t.co/81oBr7hBZz @NorfolkMayor @repbobbyscott

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Rick Nolan (D) @RickNolanMN

#MN08 - Are you ready to rally with Rick in Hibbing? Let’s get out the @MinnesotaDFL. RSVP here - http://t.co/XomnNMU8E7

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mikel weisser (D) @mikelweisser

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RT @stephenlemons: .@seannobledc @ChampPR @FredDuVal Wonder if Doug feels the same? this Q/A from CAP has 0 exceptions 4rape/incest http://t.co/rV6mcZRle9

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Elise Stefanik (R) @EliseStefanik

RT @makeyourmove33: We need stronger Northern Border protection. NY-21 race is a toss-up & @EliseStefanik is best able to represent North Country & US #tcot

Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

Broke ground at @WorcesterState's new Wellness Center center,

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

Karen & I knew Jack Cottey as a leader & a friend. We have deep respect for his many contributions to both public service and public safety

Wendy Davis (D) @wendydavis

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#TeamWendy is here to anwer your voting questions at @MyTexasVotes. Just Tweet @ us! #MyTexasVotes -TW \

Doug Ose (R) @DougOse

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Sacramento County needs lower taxes to get our district back to work & I am ready to fight for them. #HireDougOse #CA07

Rokita for Congress (R) @rokitacongress

I listen to my constituents. I'm consistently voted as one of the most accessible members of Congress.

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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RT @DavidABergstein: Miami Herald endorses @JoeGarcia for congress http://t.co/nuhi1QkMgV #sayfie #pfla #FL26

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

RT @LtGovAbramson: #Interapt is 1 of only 10 companies in the US to win certification, and 1st company outside of Silicon Valley and New York @Interapt

Rick Weiland (D) @People4Weiland

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@daveweigel #SDSen http://t.co/0c0JD3CTbx

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Carol Shea-Porter (D) @TeamSheaPorter

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CSP: @frankguinta supports abortion even to save a woman's life (@frankguinta has no response) #nh01 #nhpolitics

Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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Here on the Space Coast, we enjoy incredible natural beauty. It’s one of the reasons we’re all proud to call the... http://t.co/lhlgvjoTzc

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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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