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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RepScottPerry (R) @RepScottPerry

RT @HouseGOP: We'd like to wish a Happy Birthday and best wishes to @RepScottPerry!

Patrick Murphy (D) @PatrickMurphyFL

What a great honor to spend #MemorialDay with our troops on a #bipartisan Congressional delegation to Afghanistan. http://t.co/rTgPTu2shH

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @DataGenesis: @SteveWorks4You Congressmand Stockman - #PJNET stands with you and pledges our support to #BringBackOurMarine

Mark Greenberg (R) @MarkGreenbergCT

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So great to honor our veterans across #CT5 this weekend! Thank you for your service -- Happy Memorial Day! http://t.co/APpMfpSnkK

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Phil Berger, Jr. (R) @philbergerjr

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

My week on twitter: 34 New Followers, 49 Mentions, 169K Mention Reach, 32 Replies, 111 Retweets. via http://t.co/z1acppcled

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Matt Silverstein (D) @MattForOK

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Matt has Governor Brad Henry's support! He is one of the most revered public figures in Oklahoma politics today.

Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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My 90-year old father, WWI Navy vet, served for 4 years. Today,we honor our fallen, incl those that served w/my dad http://t.co/SmgGIHOAGR

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Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) @RepKevinYoder

It was an honor to attend the Spring Hill Memorial Day Ceremony to salute all who served during the Vietnam War. http://t.co/sDhXnbXxYS

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Jeff Denham (R) @JeffDenham

RT @cdelbeccaro: @JeffDenham serving dinner to homeless veterans at the Salvation Army. No veteran should be homeless. http://t.co/JVlzZWWbgs

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Elizabeth Emken (R) @ElizabethEmken

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RT @CraigOnTech: Too bad to see @Starbucks backing a corporate candidate in #CA07. http://t.co/wcoy2olFeH

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Rep. Luke Messer (R) @RepLukeMesser

May we alway remember freedom is not free #MemorialDay http://t.co/HSGyCjmaVE

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McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Chris McDaniel joins Chris McDaniel on Sirius XM Patriot: http://t.co/216qXvdfXL via @YouTube

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Steven Horsford (D) @StevenHorsford

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RT @RepHorsford: Today we honor the brave men & women who have sacrificed everything to protect our nation & our freedom. #MemorialDay http://t.co/DuiWJCdcKo

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Steven Horsford (D) @StevenHorsford

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RT @LeizelTrinidad: Thank you Congressman Horsford for stopping by at this year's Fiesta Filipino. #fiestafilipinovegashttp://t.co/mi1CfjFPf3

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Steven Horsford (D) @StevenHorsford

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RT @RepHorsford: Honored to join the LV Filipino community in celebration of the upcoming Independence Day hosted at Sammy Davis Plaza http://t.co/kYlNEgE3Tx

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Rep. Pete King (R) @RepPeteKing

Honoring our veterans at the Massapequa Memorial Day parade. http://t.co/dVF1xlL45q

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