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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Guinta4Congress (R) @frankguinta

Lots of support in Goffstown this afternoon. Great day to be outside meeting Granite Staters! #NH01 #NHpolitics http://t.co/oWxPDSVzU1

Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

@jlandrith, My bill does not say direct flights. It bans all flights departing or landing in affected Ebola countries; including layovers

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Larry Hogan (R) @ChangeMaryland

RT @bmorerican: "If i were" RT @BrianWilsonDC: @Hogan4Governor "If I was rooting for failure I'd be rooting for you to be governor."

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

RT @Ron4Senate: Great to see so many people come out in Winston-Salem, NC for @thomtillis on a beautiful afternoon! #ncsen http://t.co/yhn80hO0f6

Paul Clements (D) @Clem4Congress

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RT @Farrell4Portage: RT if you think @TheScienceGuy and @edbegleyjr should bring their climate activism to #MI06 to help defeat climate denier Fred Upton.

Thomas Ravenel (I) @Thomasravenel

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Two faced Mark Ssnford who is supposedly for liMited government is out campaigning for statist big govt Graham.

Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

.@CoryBooker at Ballantyne senior center in Newark: "Sin mas accion, no puedos fui progresso."

Joyce Beatty (D) @JoyceBeatty

Watching the parade on campus http://t.co/sX8GXz2Hye

Brian Nestande (R) @BrianNestande

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#NowPlaying Gypsy Kings on #Spotify http://t.co/fJ72iqecMh

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David Cox (D) @DavidCoxFL

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RT @UniteBlueFL: MT @bjs5555 | USHS #FL 06 - TIME FOR CHANGE 2014 - ELECT David Cox (D) @DavidCox2014 to Congress #UniteBlue #P2 http://t.co/8yLJyypzBM

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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I'm please the President called for a national #databreach notification standard today. I've been leading those efforts in the House.

Lee Terry (R) @voteterry

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It's a shame that Washington Democrats would falsify my record as a supporter of our men and women in uniform & I'm glad the ad was removed.

Mark Udall (D) @MarkUdall2014

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RT @iamtraceyc: @MarkUdall2014 proved tonight that he’s the right person to lead #CO. Let’s keep him in the Senate. #copolitics #cosen #9NEWS

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Rochester’s College Town, the $100M shopping, dining & residential district is open for business. Rendering: http://t.co/MNIcsLMIhi

US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

Be sure to watch @newsnation today with @tamronhall at 10AM CST/11AM CST for an update on Ebola in the U.S. I'll be on air!

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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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