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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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @washingtonpost: Prosecutors: White House fence jumper was arrested in July with sawed-off shotgun and map with White House circled http://t.co/YXLJVCYvJJ

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Cormick Lynch (R) @CormickLynch

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Proud to stand with our next Governor - Mayor Allan Fung - as Ken Block endorses him at the Rhode Island State House this afternoon.

Eliot Cutler (I) @EliotCutler

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There's only 1 candidate I reuse Maine's future to - and that's Eliot. -Sherry Huber #mepolitics

Rick Weiland (D) @People4Weiland

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South Dakota needs a Senator who will talk about the issues, not someone who goes on a 54-day vacation #sdsen

Doug Daggett (R) @DaggettCongress

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RT @MNCD5GOP: Doug @DaggettCongress speaking at @RJCMinnesota event to honor Rep. Michele Bachmann. #mngop http://t.co/dYSGPfC9TD

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Cormick Lynch (R) @CormickLynch

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Many thanks to Operation Stand Down for reminding all of us how much we owe those who have served, it was great... http://t.co/Pq2HtCXzyM

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Pam Byrnes (D) @pambyrnes

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#TeamByrnes #MI7 Swing continues. No doughnuts but we caught up with @BillLaVoy and Jill LaVoy. Still a win! http://t.co/16FgHPH3Lt

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Natalie Tennant (D) @NatalieforWV

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Proud to stand w/ strong WV women. Thank you @WVFDW for inviting me to your conference. Congratulations on 50 years! http://t.co/59cPwKp8Zx

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Charles K. Djou (R) @Djou4Hawaii

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Stacey and I are happy to be at the United Japanese Soc. 80th Birthday Celebration. #Djou4hi #hawaiifirst http://t.co/zGJu024act

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Kathleen Rice (D) @KathleenRice

Kathleen's out meeting voters doing their Rosh Hashannah shopping at Gourmet Glatt in Cedarhurst #ny04 http://t.co/p4OlepXrGT

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @PoliticalDome: Michelle Obama believes in 'change and hope' stronger than before http://t.co/DXcQ7kcpur

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Governor Jay Inslee (D) @GovInslee

Today marks six months since the #530slide. Whether it’s 6 months or 6 years, they will always be in our hearts & minds.

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

RT @QUElZbOO: 45th African American Day Parade with Congressman Serrano http://t.co/4D9Taejf5b

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Chris Day (R) @ChrisDayNY

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Sorry #Giants fans, I forgot to wear my lucky Simms jersey - now we can actually win! #NY17Selfie #JetsPhotobomb http://t.co/VjZ47KUTfS

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Cargas for Congress (D) @Cargas7

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The first day of the Weekend of Action was an enormous success! We contacted over 2800 people in the Bellaire and... http://t.co/ElDHsWXCo3

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Jason Smith (R) @JasonSmithMO

Great to see Rep. Todd Richardson Rep. Steve Cookson Sen. Doug Libla and Eddy Justice at Butler County Lincoln Days! http://t.co/Y8EQy31xkS

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MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

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