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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Scott P. Brown (R) @SenScottBrown

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Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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Let’s help innovative businesses like this aquaponics farm thrive. For my part, in District 8 I’ve already... http://t.co/FWwpvFh8AY

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Jeanne Shaheen (D) @JeanneShaheen

.@SenscottBrown says he's pro-choice, but way too often, that's not how he votes. Watch → http://t.co/nmpK1TdtMX

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Eliot Cutler (I) @EliotCutler

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@riocarmine That's head-to-head stats. More here: http://t.co/YvGNezt97z

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John Barrow (D) @Barrow4GA

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Watch our volunteer of the week Christine McNeill in Bulloch Co. talk about why she’s supporting John. #ga12 #gapol https://t.co/6Eqv1qtu4k

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Rep. Chris Collins (R) @RepChrisCollins

I want to wish the @USNavy a very happy 238th birthday. Thank you for the great service you provide for our country. http://t.co/zf8eslTlr2

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Mark Takai (D) @MarkTakai

RT @thehill: Read the Defense Department's #ClimateChange report, aka the "Adaptation Roadmap" http://t.co/fiQ1Wx5Hb1

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Al Franken (D) @alfranken

Did you know? You can register to vote online in #MN through Thurs, 10/16—but you can still register on Election Day: http://t.co/d8X04n4NVi

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Mark Schauer (D) @MarkSchauer

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Did you watch last night's #midebate? RT if you think #SchauerWon http://t.co/EMa00Y9vaW http://t.co/5gVhCFYXBS

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @SecPrensa: Sec de la Gobernación Víctor Suárez dirige sesión de preparación en @AEMEAD1 #Gonzalo @fortalezapr http://t.co/RgySYQoIIH

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @amychozick: Most people close to Clinton expect her to announce on/around Feb. 15, 2015, but midterm results could impact timing http://t.co/jgvDUnmJzo

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Mark Takai (D) @MarkTakai

We need to better fund the VA so that we can better address the needs of our veterans #hi01 #HINews

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

Alan Simpson Band playing My Old Kentucky Home http://t.co/Bv2BVd4KOM

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Rick Snyder (R) @RickForMI

Congrats to the winners of ArtPrize & the Grand Rapids community for putting on another #PureMichigan event

Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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On the Space Coast, the Final Frontier is within reach. Let’s invest in our future and make sure space... http://t.co/TFvE0BNnzD

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Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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Innovative businesses can thrive in District 8. In Congress, I’ll do whatever I can to help. #Nov4 http://t.co/GRA6LUQNZl

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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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