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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Steve Chabot (R) @SteveChabot

The voters of the First District are concerned about the future of this country, and I love nothing… http://t.co/yFJQLuiPnQ

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

Heading to the announcement, Voss is adding 30 net new jobs by 2015 at $33.65/hr, great news for the FW community! http://t.co/2rg8QCRcu1

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MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

RT @MarvBowser: Come Out! #LGBT Meet & Greet for @MurielBowser for Mayor Sept 16, 7pm at Number Nine, 1435 P St NW #all8wards http://t.co/8wR9vzt0nb

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Thomas Ravenel (I) @Thomasravenel

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@GrahamBlog I'm so looking forward to debating Graham and exposing his leadership impotence which relies on false praise.

mikel weisser (D) @mikelweisser

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Wow showed up in @politwoops about a deleted tweet on #Coal. Wonder if I deleted this tweet if the snake will eat its http://t.co/5vsog18bdu

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Meyers for Congress (D) @Vic4CO4

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Here's Ken showing off his TPrty Tshrt. Buy a cup of coffee to send him off with. https://t.co/PXXty1bjG6 #UniteBlue #aatp

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Johnson for Governor (R) @Jeff4Gov

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Awesome event at Dunn Bros in Plymouth tonight. http://t.co/3lqpqFk6pT

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Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

State Rep. Laura Fine (D-17th) supports Senator Durbin because he is fighting hard for #PayEquity. She… http://t.co/KApt9lgA6h

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Col. Rob Maness ret. (R) @RobManess

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It was great spending this past week opening Grassroots HQs & practicing popping the door off the hinges. #lasen

Col. Rob Maness ret. (R) @RobManess

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It was great opening more Grassroots HQs last week by popping the door off the hinges like I’ll do in DC! #lasen http://t.co/4M5bcGDY4W

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Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

RT @mapintar: @ProChoiceCA: '.@carldemaio wants to let insurance co's stop covering women's birth control.' http://t.co/T7X120dbO8

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US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

RT @NirajAntani: Wonderful to join @RepMikeTurner at Miamisburg Mayor Church's luncheon today. http://t.co/hfq3wHAf8A

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Cormick Lynch (R) @CormickLynch

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RT @DanHarrop: SAVE THE DATE! 9/29 please come to my Fundraiser for CD-1 candidate @CormickLynch RSVP! https://t.co/anXqW3pDh5

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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AFSCME Local 199 endorsed Rep. @JoeGarcia. "I will continue to put these working families first,” said Rep. Garcia. http://t.co/8JpnS9seR1

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Senator John Hoeven (R) @SenJohnHoeven

New record of decision enables @Basin_Electric to begin construction on transmission lines in western #NorthDakota http://t.co/8qc5ci9oTE

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Israel for Congress (D) @IsraelForNY

Here it is - of the campaign! RT to share with friends and family! https://t.co/wugyYlZMOF

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Barbara Comstock (R) @BarbaraComstock

Reply to @DanielRDavies Thanks for door knocking on Saturday!

Joe Dorman (D) @Dorman2014

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Do you have your ticket to Joe's Birthday Concert Bash tomorrow with @reddirtrangers, @travislinville, and more? https://t.co/MPLmOJ1VSI

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mikel weisser (D) @mikelweisser

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RT @EcoWatch: Ontario Gets 35% of Energy From Renewables As Coal Plants Shut Down http://t.co/JNUy2QgZ0t @ecowatch @VanJones68 @Phil_Radford @AWEA @SEIA

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Bellows for Senate (D) @Bellows4Senate

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RT @BruceBourgoine: USA Today: #MinimumWage increase could help offset college costs; @Bellows4Senate leadership cited. http://t.co/IllvldeteF #mepolitics

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