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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Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

RT @BethMatuga: I don't know @FloridaGOP So this is crazy I'm a @FlaDems supervoter So stop mailing me, maybe? #sayfie http://t.co/LPd1NwudE3

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Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

Thanks, Lance. Grt mtg u 2! MT"honor getting to meet both CD2 candidates today!Thanks to #FSU for making it possible http://t.co/v9hs7g5fqr

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Mike Ross (D) @MikeRossUpdates

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RT @RLACC_Gov: @MikeRossUpdates We need renewed emphasis on #workforce education. It is critical for #economic development.

James Lankford (R) @jameslankford

I congratulate and thank Attorney General @ScottPruittOK in winning a great victory for our state & the legal system. http://t.co/eto7F0wl9W

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Check out our new TV add highlighting two-faced @CarlosCurbelo: http://t.co/LWcFsGWmlR Join the #TruthSquad: http://t.co/3KJk6vlfjd

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

At the CHCI Summit on Unaccompanied Minors: Long Term Solutions with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Honduras Sec of... http://t.co/jXE7uKFHj4

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Joaquin Castro (D) @Castro4Congress

RT @ProgressTX: .@DanPatrick calls TX women & families who fought 4 right to access safe & legal abortion "anarchists"#LtGovDebate http://t.co/jdXwaOndyB

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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RT @sfdb: One more reason to vote for @JoeGarcia : @AllenWest thinks @carloslcurbelo is swell. via @NakedPoliticsFL http://t.co/Lu2TRA6Vrz

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Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

Chicago Tribune: Oberweis says Durbin 'totally wrong' in questioning his tax payments http://t.co/2uWNcSlFHs #DurbinNews

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Rick Snyder (R) @RickForMI

“Career politicians talked about fixing Michigan.But that wasn't not good enough.We needed to reinvent Michigan” -Rick Snyder #Road2Recovery

Lee Rogers (D) @LeeRogersCA

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@NBCDFW done

Gabriel Rothblatt (D) @gabeisgreat

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The wage gap in District 8 is among the worst in Florida. Let’s give our women the long-overdue raise they... http://t.co/5854kN8Y5m

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Hotdish,the prairie & the nicest folks you'll ever meet-it's no wonder ND is 3rd happiest state in US via @NBCNews http://t.co/JCvNU3IYEE

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Lee Rogers (D) @LeeRogersCA

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#DFW MD80 emergency landing, first pass a go around http://t.co/F0olwYT4uS

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Johnson for Governor (R) @Jeff4Gov

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Hoping you are due! http://t.co/jbC9vB3Hrk @mark_fox_: Just ordered a @Jeff4Gov t-shirt. #TeamJeff #mngop

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Jeanne Shaheen (D) @JeanneShaheen

Receiving the endorsement of @NARALNH today - I'm proud to have advocated for women's health care and reproductive rights all my career.

Jeanne Shaheen (D) @JeanneShaheen

Thank you @NARALNH for your endorsement today - I'm proud to be a strong advocate for Granite State women. http://t.co/DXVyRyuZwk

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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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