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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Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

RT @SteveSinger10: Senate Democrats demand liquid nicotine rules @SenBlumenthal @RepEsty (from @AP) http://t.co/7zLceX5k18

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Domenic M. Recchia (D) @DomenicRecchia

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RT @sqweinstein: ICYMI: This week @DomenicRecchia picks up endorsements of @CWAUnion & @NYSAFLCIO #NY11 #recchiaforcongress http://t.co/9txf70GMsL

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Sharna Wahlgren (R) @sharna4us

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Praying for Ferguson. #Ferguson

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

RT @coreywoodstempe: @RepSinema You called me out I accepted the @ALSAZ #IceBucketChallenge @FredDuVal Will you accept the challenge??? https://t.co/c2b0CVlphm

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Nan Rich (D) @senatornanrich

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@JoiningForces me today at 5:30 pm in West Palm Beach http://t.co/vdie2XucM5 #StandWithNan

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

I took the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge to combat Lou Gehrig's disease. I call on @Jim_Jordan & @seanhannity to join me! http://t.co/OAAlHEm5gt

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MichelleLujanGrisham (D) @Michelle4NM

To help us reach our goal of reaching 2,000 voters, click on the following link to volunteer.... http://t.co/EhbJdwUpGJ

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Rob Zerban (D) @robzerban

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@PRyan found time to campaign in Florida on vacation from the least productive Congress ever. His new book? http://t.co/0OwXzHOSBr

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Matt Silverstein (D) @MattForOK

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https://t.co/nCoBJYUY9N

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Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

This morning at @ATIPT working it out! http://t.co/Eh1L6p9R5x

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Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Hope you'll join us today at 5 pm CT! http://t.co/HPhO6pPFKO

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Pat Roberts (R) @PatRoberts

I am working to make certain that the Army understands how important Ft. Riley & Ft. Leavenworth are to all Kansans. http://t.co/D3cIiuAMX4

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Patrick Henry Hays (D) @PatHenryHays

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We've got a new ad up on TV! http://t.co/DfcHEA9JMh We streamlined city services in NLR and they should streamline gov. in DC. #arpx #ar02

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Deval Patrick (D) @DevalPatrick

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RT @MassDOT: Boston- Morton Street Bridge opened early today, 1 day early! #HeavyLift success: 9 days, new bridge. #innovation http://t.co/tRUswKu2Fm

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Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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Are tax giveaways to the big banks going to help struggling Americans? Dr. Coburn talks #NMTCs in Tulsa http://t.co/sumz2KvOed

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Manan Trivedi (D) @MananTrivedi

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Video of my #ALSIceBucketChallenge. I now challenge @Bob_Casey @SenJudySchwank and Maulik Trivedi. You ... http://t.co/QGUHEwUhas

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Michael McCaul (R) @RepMcCaul

Congratulations to @livestrong for pledging $50 million to the UT Dell Medical School to help patients battle cancer. http://t.co/IY9fZKpeYW

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Rep. Kristi Noem (R) @RepKristiNoem

RT @argusleader: Live now: U.S. House candidates @CorinnaforSD and @RepKristiNoem debate from Mitchell. http://t.co/Y8vnGHxNrB

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Rep. Kristi Noem (R) @RepKristiNoem

RT @argusleader: We are live now previewing the U.S. House debate. @CorinnaforSD and @RepKristiNoem debate at 10. http://t.co/Y8vnGHxNrB

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RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

I really enjoyed Annual Back-to School Event with Key Elementary! With the help of Walgreens, we were… http://t.co/fBQvPQh4zi

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