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.

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Dennis Richardson (R) @DRichardsonOR

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Yesterday with @MittRomney. RETWEET if you agree America would be better off if Mitt were President http://t.co/TFn6F00gf4

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Dennis Richardson (R) @DRichardsonOR

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Yesterday with Mitt Romney.. "Like" if you agree America would be better off if Mitt were President. http://t.co/8QhHGg1vY4

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Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

Dont call it a come back! #MD crabcakes about to edge out buffalo wings in @rollcall's Taste of America. You can still vote & show #MdPride

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

.@rjdriscoll @GovMalloyOffice with all due respect, talk to those who are demanding massive budget cuts, sequestrations, refusing to invest

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

To credit @MetroNorth, they're moving people by bus and doing best they can. Bridge is owned by State of CT-underinvestment.

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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RT @markmasca: @RepJoeGarcia Great having you on...Hopefully you'll be back soon!

Dan Malloy for CT (D) @DanMalloyCT

Gov. Malloy announced new cars and better schedules for the Metro-North #NewHaven Line: http://t.co/bHuaAgOR17 #ctgov #ctpolitics #progress

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

RT @AlanJustus: @RepCardenas Thank you for looking into the scandal at UNC. The cesspool of athletics there stinks to high heaven. PTB continue coverup.

Fred DuVal (D) @FredDuVal

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I'll be on the Pat McMahon Show on @KTAR923 at 1PM. Tune in to 92.3 FM or listen online at http://t.co/eDQzT68vdw

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Quinn Campaign (D) @QuinnForIL

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Join Team Quinn and help keep Illinois blue: http://t.co/kuQUov10WC https://t.co/8MciTBw7mt

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

WTVW-TV report: McConnell sponsors Sunscreen Innovation Act (+playlist): http://t.co/J0yooWhFTR #Kentucky

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

WTVW-TV report: McConnell sponsors Sunscreen Innovation Act (+playlist): http://t.co/aefnBvdBvE via @YouTube #Kentucky

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Texans for Abbott (R) @AbbottCampaign

Today Audrey Abbott introduced her dad, best friend and the next Governor of Texas @GregAbbott_TX http://t.co/nNc4PgDhdo

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Doug Gansler (D) @DougGansler

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Just learned that yesterday alone, Team #GanslerIvey knocked on 7,681 doors and called 7,161 voters across the State of Maryland. #momentum

Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

.@DelotteUS partnered w/ College Summit whose mission is to increase college enrollment in low income communities: http://t.co/pdB4otyAKD

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Dennis Daugaard (R) @dennisdaugaard

RT @CIA: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

Shayan For Congress (D) @shayanmodarres

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RT @17Veronicacejas: VULNERABLE @RepWebster PLAYING WITH FIRE #CIR #Latinos time to #Payback VOTE� DISTR.10 #Florida @shayan4congress http://t.co/34wowrAjGh

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

VIDEO: This week’s NY news summary includes #StartUpNY, #BuffaloBillion and a #StanleyCup wager: http://t.co/YU1HsIt6MF

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elisabeth jensen (D) @JensenElis

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Today, on this 70th anniversary of D-Day, we are reminded of the immense bravery of our men and women in uniform... http://t.co/dwSvLC9ek6

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Dave Joyce (R) @DaveJoyceOH14

RT @trooperbob101: 10:30Pm June 5, 1944 loading up for the jump into the hedge rows of Normandy. I was there D-Day June 6th, 1944 http://t.co/O2GQHn5V2H

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