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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Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

RT @Forbes: "Too many people spend money they don't have, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." http://t.co/TJNRUvE9A0

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Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

To all who have sacrificed for our nation, thank you!! Happy Independence Day! #4thofJuly http://t.co/L7y3pQ6lE6

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MayorMark (R) @MayorMark

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It's starting already: http://t.co/xd4ep3r6Wo #2016

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Kurt Zellers (R) @KurtZellersMN

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@CallOut4 @Auriandra

Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

The Perfect Place by Apartment Guide™ by RentPath, Inchusx https://t.co/Xu4KJWDOSV

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Rep. Kristi Noem (R) @RepKristiNoem

Had a GREAT time in today's Belle Fourche Roundup Parade. What an awesome crowd - always a fun day. #4thofJuly http://t.co/gaV2iPpRUY

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Two flat tires couldn't stop our cool, overcast ride this am! w/ @kennedydana Happy Birthday #USA

Rep. Rob Wittman (R) @RobWittman

RT @EdForSenate: Great to have @RobWittman with us today in Dale City! http://t.co/Qj3VZocIW3

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Bob Barr (R) @bobbarrcongress

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RT @TackOnYourMind: What do Real Fighter Pilots say about Bob Barr? #ExperienceMatters #Dobbins #Ga11 #GaGop #GaPol #GaRunoff #F22 #Barr http://t.co/G15ddJ9mld

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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Republican meddling in DC affairs learns DC doesn't take bullying laying down - Hits Harris where he lives in Ocean City. #BoycottOceanCity

Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

Joined Mayor Birdsong & City Manager Deric Feacher for the Winter Haven Freedom Fest & Independence Day Celebration http://t.co/Hc7hNcsVGY

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Jennifer Garrison (D) @GarrisonForOhio

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RT @AFSCME: White House statement on #HarrisvQuinn - "Collective bargaining is a fundamental right" http://t.co/GjnqUjkl2C #1u #HvQ

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Senator Jeff Merkley (D) @SenJeffMerkley

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. RT to celebrate equality & justice for all! #CR50 http://t.co/pS9bnW9Pq5

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Paul DeMarco (R) @Paul_DeMarco

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RT @concerned_usa: I was undecided about the Dist6 race. In light of recent events, @Paul_DeMarco is the clear choice.

Jennifer Garrison (D) @GarrisonForOhio

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Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers was nice enough to show me around their county fair last night. #MakeLifeBetter http://t.co/HSwu4NOVos

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Kevin Strouse (D) @StrouseForPA

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RT @patrickhuss: @StrouseForPA Not to mention why he refuses to meet with us.

Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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This week on twitter: 39 new followers, 26 new unfollowers and followed 108 people via http://t.co/LiGv7wKy0b

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