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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John Hickenlooper (D) @hickforco

Ready to discuss key issues & strategies for Colorado’s future at @DenChamber debate. #ColoradoUp #copolitics

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Listen to today's remarks welcoming I Lift NY super crane to Tappan Zee Bridge construction site: https://t.co/dq4VdBWr29 #BuildNY

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Eliot Cutler (I) @EliotCutler

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The closing of Verso Paper Corp. mill in Bucksport was devastating news for the works & their families. #mepolitics

Eliot Cutler (I) @EliotCutler

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River, workforce, dark fiber, port proximity...assets available in Bucksport go on and on. There's more than a paper mill #mepolitics

Wendy Davis (D) @wendydavis

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The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever http://t.co/2K5601e0zs

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Office of Gov Perry (R) @GovAbbott

.@GovernPerry: Dr. Brett P. Giroir will head up a team of internationally renowned experts in epidemiology & infectious disease. #Ebola

Office of Gov Perry (R) @GovAbbott

.@Governoerry: Dr. Brett P. Giroir will head up a team of internationally renowned experts in epidemiology & infectious disease. #Ebola

Joyce Beatty (D) @JoyceBeatty

Thank You @LULAC for the invitation to your candidates forum on last Thursday night. So glad to be apart! http://t.co/JnYncE3dbu

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Veterans departing for this morning their Honor Flight to Washington. Thank you fro your service! http://t.co/gGOMYKZZKU

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

I’ll be on the @MarkDavis show at 8:05 a.m. CT discussing news of the day. Listen live here: http://t.co/15PgQwHL62

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Barbara Comstock (R) @BarbaraComstock

RT @GarrenShipley: @benpershing Let us not forget Nancy Pelosi for @JohnFoustVA! Can't wait for the pics! http://t.co/3jI34w74cA

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

RT @SoccerInsider: Just Bill. Maybe Kitchen this winter RT @SBrown728 chances of Kitchen, Hamid or Birnbaum getting a look? All three? #usmnt #dcu

Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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I want to work for you, and I want you to know I live by my words. Here’s my Ford C-Max Energi hybrid, which... http://t.co/EbFcB94z7v

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Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

Enjoy this beautiful Sunday in Arkansas! http://t.co/7VPwvjWnd7

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Tim Griffin (R) @TGforArkansas

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Congrats to @RedWolvesFball on your Homecoming win! Elizabeth, John and I enjoyed cheering you on at Liberty Bank Stadium! #WeHowl #stAte

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @heatherwilsonmt: Hope Zinke doesn't want to fly-fish the North Fork since he wants to allow natural gas drilling there. #montanadebates #keepitpublic #mtpol

Governor Pat Quinn (D) @GovernorQuinn

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Illinois is committed to protecting survivors of domestic violence. The WINGS shelter will provide a safe place for women to find support.

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