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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D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

I'm on @CNNsotu with @crowleyCNN this morning. Excited to talk about everything @TheDemocrats have in store for voters this November!

Dan Malloy (D) @DanMalloyCT

“If @TomFoleyCT wants to see a 'Wisconsin moment,' I'll pay for a one-way ticket for [him] to go to Wisconsin.” http://t.co/bKDCAQI6C2

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

RT @washdems: .@RepJimMcDermott gives Linda Amar of the Mason County Dems the award for Volunteer of the Year. #Maggies http://t.co/NAgcLk7ygy

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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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RT @sbenzing: ernst opposes raising the MW & privatizing SS. joni gets student aid, but no else should. #outofstepernst Bruce is #onourside. #iasen

Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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RT @jeanlee2011: So proud to see you the support #RoyChoForCongress! You're a winner for getting out there to make a difference. Good luck @RoyCho5!

Tom Price (R) @TomPriceMD

Just posted 3 photos from today's Roswell Youth Day Parade.

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

@ReElectCohen put out your yard signs as early voting next week and Nov 4 soon!keep going with Cohen! Please re-tweet!

Brian Nestande (R) @BrianNestande

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#NowPlaying The Doors on #Spotify …come on baby light my fire! � http://t.co/KQUxrZXiVM

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Barbara Comstock (R) @BarbaraComstock

Great to join the @LoudounGOP at Sterling Fest today! http://t.co/j1j67U9KU5

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Gerry Connolly (D) @ElectConnolly

Supporters braving the rain at Centreville Days. http://t.co/wDnXUVNPvu

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Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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RT @blacbatz_JEG: @RoyCho5 cn I get a follow bac plz thx U!!

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

Good Morning Texans! Are you awake? If so, tune into KHVN radio DFW to listen to me live with Rev. Marion Barnett!

Chris Day (R) @ChrisDayNY

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I make this look good. http://t.co/mIY9TzusLy

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Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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We have so many great businesses here on the Space Coast. In Congress, I’ll work to create conditions in which... http://t.co/a8OU7Am3UR

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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.@carloslcurbelo calls #Medicare a #PonziScheme in secret meeting. Now @miamiherald says he's down 5 in new poll http://t.co/dN5FyRumQ6

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Mark Meadows (R) @VoteMeadows

Fanatics prey on the weak, but respect strength. And that’s the only answer to ISIS: Strength. http://t.co/c4VTx7oh2q #ncpol

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Rep. Mike Kelly (R) @MikeKellyPA

Here's my letter to #HHS Secretary Burwell & #CDC Director Frieden on curtailing the spread of #Ebola to #PA: http://t.co/8Onx6KDTth #PA03

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Mary Fallin (R) @MaryFallin

Looking forward to joining OU Fans and supporters shortly for the OU-Texas pre-gameday "Bevo-Bash" celebration @ Carl’s Jr. in Marietta, OK!

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