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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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Have you mailed back your early ballot? Show your friends you Stand with Sinema by changing your profile picture! http://t.co/erlLqnCart

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

Congresswoman Johnson honors National Hispanic Heritage Month: http://t.co/X0wtMRursa via @YouTube

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

Non-profitNonprofit health insurer once hailed as model for #ACA now closing its doors due to #Obamcare costs http://t.co/nv4cacQRQM

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Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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College opens doors for young people and grads keep America on top. That’s a win-win—let’s invest in ourselves... http://t.co/1rET8INwo7

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Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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College opens doors for young people and grads keep America on top. That’s a win-win—let’s invest in ourselves... http://t.co/sx1sod09Bd

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Terri Lynn Land (R) @TerriLLand

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Nothing gets done in Congress. Washington needs a time out. RT if you think we Washington needs a MOM #MISen http://t.co/OojxwpZ5Kb

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Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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College opens doors for young people and grads keep America on top. That’s a win-win—let’s invest in ourselves... http://t.co/bxn3yWg46K

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

Good Morning Texas! I hope everyone is well this morning.

Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

Daily Herald: Same-sex marriage ruling shows division between Oberweis, Durbin http://t.co/wPlcetIfgX #DurbinNews

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Pryor For Senate (D) @PryorForSenate

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RT @Burgwinkle: Asa opposed raising the minimum wage in Congress AND said he opposed raising it to $8.50 in Dec. 2013. #ARGov #KATVDebate

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Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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Doug Ducey (R) @dougducey

.@AMSTucson We’re glad she could attend. Thanks!

Chuck Fleischmann (R) @chuck4congress

Great to meet voters who want to see job growth, quality education & healthcare, & common sense values in District 3. http://t.co/EUk9CXUi12

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Mark Schauer (D) @MarkSchauer

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This is it - your last chance to register to vote. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain http://t.co/tJs3sXVUms http://t.co/cGHCvaeNTa

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Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

Let’s speak w/ strength & conviction when deciding the future of our San Gabriel Mountains --> http://t.co/WtEPBYiRkC http://t.co/oWhA3hggeF

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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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