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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Mary Landrieu (D) @MaryLandrieu

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Howard Dashiell was the first African American to register to vote in 1947. Proud to have his vote! http://t.co/W1lMzCTo05

Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

"This is not about politics...it's about protecting the American people" #Ebola http://t.co/Q14Ma47BFE

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Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

In Salyersville, announcing the start of construction for long-awaited .@MtnParkway expansion #SOAR #MtnParkway http://t.co/sM3hfqC0Kg

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Ed Royce (R) @RepEdRoyce

Joining @CNN's @wolfblitzer to discuss the latest on #Ebola containment and my urging for a West Africa visa ban. Tune in.

A. D. Hardwick (R) @RealTruePatriot

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Why do liberals always dispute the facts presented to them without anything to back up what they are saying. I guess that's #LiberalLogic

John Sarbanes (D) @JohnSarbanes

I'm just 70 grassroots donors away from my midnight goal! If you haven't made your doantion yet click here: http://t.co/PJ03yF3R9I

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

Stand against bullying! Wear purple and make your profile pic purple for #spiritday 10/16 at http://t.co/ciksh79hub #LGBT

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Sherrod Brown (D) @SenSherrodBrown

Stand against bullying! Wear purple and make your profile pic purple for #spiritday 10/16 at http://t.co/Ko57KyucYc #LGBT

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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RT @AlisonForKY: .@HillaryClinton: "You don't want to wake up the day after the election & wish you had done more!" Volunteer → http://t.co/0fUuZHkN3q #KYSen

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Before Common Core, you had to get dumb all by your yourself.

Capito for WV (R) @CapitoforWV

Media outlets are calling @NatalieforWV 's bluff on being a good steward of WV's tax $ http://t.co/6CrnmkWxzP #wvsen http://t.co/yI6mPFvpsj

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Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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2014 FL8 Congressional debate beginning now on WEFS! #Real Solutions or more poll

Senator Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Remember: @MedicareGov will NEVER call you asking for personal info. To report fraud call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit http://t.co/uKZD4qMTmr

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Rick Weiland (D) @People4Weiland

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The middle class isn't getting ahead in South Dakota because big money isn't letting them get ahead. That's why I'm running. #sdsen

Richard Tisei (R) @Richard_Tisei

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RT @RobEngstrom: Democrat runner-up backs @Richard_Tisei over Seth Moulton: http://t.co/BD4XWtXc9Z #ma06

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Bill Foster (D) @RepBillFoster

I'm sharing my favorite book, Albert Einstein's The Meaning of Relativity, with Indian Prairie Library @ipplinfo http://t.co/KOhjoJfzwN

Gov. Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

Happy Birthday to Alabama's Lt. Governor Kay Ivey! @LtGovIvey http://t.co/dXCvWwhV6W

Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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Tonight from 7-8 p.m. on WEFS-TV, I challenge Bill Posey on the issues that matter in a head-to-head debate. Tune... http://t.co/FUHS7TQcu3

Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Proud to welcome US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx to STL as we dedicate Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge #6 forever http://t.co/WrUekVhLqV

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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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