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.

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Martha Robertson (D) @MarthaforNY

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It was a pleasure speaking at the #NY23 Tompkins County Democratic Party Picnic yesterday! http://t.co/O2guz5fsoV

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

Tonight: 545pm PDT / 845pm EDT - I will be discussing #syriaairstrikes against #ISIS w @chrislhayes on @msnbc @allinwithchris Please tune in

Ken Calvert (R) @TeamCalvert

RT @posglen: 10 Key data points from NBC/WSJ poll by on the @POStqia blog. http://t.co/GZXLht2Srf

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Bobby McKenzie (D) @Bobby_McKenzie

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RT @FayrouzSaad: #Michigan's 11th #Congressional District Race is on the Map!: http://t.co/6K6CLtx1HO @Bobby_McKenzie @thehill #VoteBobby

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @TeamCMR

RT @TheYankeeCandle: Today is National Voter Registration Day! RT #CelebrateNVRD and register to vote today: http://t.co/3KJvxUM4Qy http://t.co/IcUkDYqLhP

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Lee Zeldin (R) @leezeldin

RT if you want a new direction for America and you are ready to #TermLimitTim! http://t.co/mUiJRgC22s

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Tim Ryan (D) @TimRyan

I applaud @samhsagov & @HHSGov for directing $99 Million to improve mental health services. Our nations mental health should be top priority

Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

RT @maxasteele: .@GwenForCongress ran the table on @Rep_Southerland in the first #FL02 debate. He got very frustrated and kept complaining about the rules.

Mike Michaud (D) @Michaud2014

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"I'll be at the first debate Oct. 8 and I expect the governor will be here to." #MEPolitics

David Perdue (R) @Perduesenate

Join the coalition of women supporting Perdue, an outsider who will take real GA values to DC. http://t.co/YCZUmbFhVg http://t.co/BAV4zdIcVs

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Quinn for Illinois (D) @QuinnForIL

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Make sure you #CelebrateNVRD the right way: by making sure you're registered to vote! http://t.co/rZtb3OKf5p http://t.co/UuIMcji8gF

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Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

RT @APSRC: @AsaHutchinson praising the work of the Charter Authorizing Panel. Appreciates charters not taking up all of the time of the SBE #APSRC14

Hakeem Jeffries (D) @RepJeffries

RT @JacksonLeeTX18: Today is National Voter Registration Day! Get registered to vote at http://t.co/owOx87cjNz #CelebrateNVRD http://t.co/1CKDmNulZI

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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RT @levinmdavid: Keep an eye out for @April4Congress' Ad that will hit cable next week #Inthe239. #CleanWater in #SWFL Cc: @hmwysocki https://t.co/w4Bb6tr5QD

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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RT @UpSearchCoach: "Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers …” ~Colin Powell

April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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RT @WillMcAvoyACN: The question doctors can no longer ask in Florida: "Is there a gun in your home?" http://t.co/XgxiGkvsAw

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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This ad started today #FL19 -Who needs @billmaher to 2 #FlipADistrict @levinmdavid #We'veGotThis #UniteBlue #LibCrib https://t.co/F3VWy602tz

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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This ad started today FL19 / Who needs @billmaher to 2 #FlipADistrict @levinmdavid #We'veGotThis #UniteBlue #LibCrib https://t.co/F3VWy602tz

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Mike McFadden (R) @MikeForMN

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Vote early, request your absentee ballot today! Get more info here: http://t.co/wog1AHLqaj http://t.co/rvFaVUHhMv

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Alison L. Grimes (D) @AlisonForKY

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Weird that a guy famous for saying "You're Fired" is endorsing @Team_Mitch, a notorious no-show, for "Speaker" #KYSen http://t.co/zxHKyKbgf7

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