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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Annette Teijeiro (R) @AnnetteTeijeiro

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RT @daxtonbrown: Dr. @AnnetteTeijeiro is running for congress against rabid Leftist @dinatitus. Please follow Dr. Annette.

David Perdue (R) @Perduesenate

The stakes are two high to sit on the sidelines this year. Sign up to volunteer with the Perdue team today. http://t.co/8dgfx6m0Dp #gagop

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Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

Ray Rice terminated after newly released video shows NFL star punch fiancee http://t.co/kOlYFRJB2x - he shldve been released earlr,but good!

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Angel Taveras (D) @AngelForRI

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Thank you to Harbor View Manor for such a warm welcome this morning! http://t.co/WnbsbZm17M

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/iw7cowZJu3 McDermott on ISIS, Congress and Pres. Obama | MSNBC UP w/ Steve

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Dan Debicella (R) @Debicella

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Here at the site of the former Derecktor Shipyards for our press conference. #ctpolitics #ct #Bridgeport http://t.co/WGzbyC17bV

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Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

RT @thehill: Royce: No 'credible planning' for attack before 9/11 anniversary http://t.co/QYr15mmTXd by @RebeccaShabad

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Rep. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

Tune into 3WDFM to hear Robert live with Greg Thrift at 7:30: http://t.co/qjqeEenIL7

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Mary Burke (D) @Burke4WI

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What a crowd! Great to be w @GovernorOMalley @ChrisAbeleMKE @Gwen4Congress @MayorOfMKE @robzerban & @TheOtherMandela! http://t.co/DDlKJD5uVK

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Jackie Walorski (R) @jackiewalorski

Our district led the state in calls made today. Great work team! 59 more days to do the same. #onwardtovictory

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

Me, my friend, Fmr. VA Congressman Tom Davis and a former shipmate of Sen. John Warner at the Commissioning reception http://t.co/F1KMRtnnjL

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French Hill (R) @ElectFrench

RT @TolbertReport: So glad to see liberal pundits focus on issues important to Arkanans - like who is a member of a country club #AR2

Pryor For Senate (D) @PryorForSenate

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RT @WashCoDemocrats: It was great to see @PryorForSenate in hog country today. #arpx http://t.co/6FMIjMN8qK

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Steve Bullock (D) @GovernorBullock

Eagle Cliffs Elementary is finding innovative ways to incorporate technology. 1st graders using tablets to learn http://t.co/tgIhBtA9nk

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Doug Daggett (R) @DaggettCongress

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RT @coreyjsax: .@DaggettCongress @MNNORML that's good. But for what conditions?

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @BLeeForCongress: Had a great time yesterday with @keithellison! Thanks to all our fellow progressives who attended. On to November! http://t.co/DnjudMX7x7

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Joe Dorman (D) @Dorman2014

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Visited @midwestcityfire - they have the best ISO rating in Oklahoma! Great protection = lower property taxes. http://t.co/q8S6YGjAax

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

I join the residents of Rochester during this difficult week in mourning the loss of Larry and Jane Glazer in today’s tragic plane crash.

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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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