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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Rhonda Sivarajah (R) @rhonda4congress

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I would never accept the endorsement of a group that supports Common Core. http://t.co/NF7ZzJ0Mvt #mngop #stribpol http://t.co/6RVbpBDGAo

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Mary Landrieu (D) @MaryLandrieu

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RT @DTinkisGoodwill: @MaryLandrieu Great meeting today with Senator Landrieu's office. Thanks for supporting Goodwill and more jobs for Louisiana!

Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

I am a strong supporter of #2A rights & proud to be endorsed by the @NRA! Visit http://t.co/lFAUp87jlG to show your support! #argov

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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

We honor federal, state, & local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay http://t.co/c8JCx9DI3T

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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@ErinforPA oops. Wrong link. My thoughts here: https://t.co/fhXaL6ESjh

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Congress has long-neglected our federal Highway Trust Fund. My thoughts here: http://t.co/xR4IuwQRSS

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Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

I welcome the President's appointment of Rob Nabor to oversee the VA as a vital urgent step in this investigation: http://t.co/mvritdixSv

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

RT @AfAmEducation: We're sharing lessons from Miami, FL roundtable on supporting #BMOC follow #AfAmEdChat to join us & @HispanicEd @RepWilson @WhiteHouseAIAN

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Sen. McConnell recognizing the spirit of #Kentucky on the Senate floor marking the 50th anniversary of the #Bourbon Resolution @KyDistillers

Steve Rathje (R) @SteveRathje

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Northeast Iowa's Dubuque Telegraph Herald poll has Steve Rathje up by double digits. http://t.co/2dsGmPYXOz

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Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

At the groundbreaking of the new site 4 Southeast Community Health Ctr in #FortWorth w/ @RepKayGranger & @NTACHC #TX33 #DFW

Nan Rich (D) @senatornanrich

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.@MiamiHerald Better off no one defends this terrible law! #lgbt #DOMA http://t.co/2JicfNFrSI

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John Barge 2014 (R) @BargeforGA

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As you next Governor, I will: http://t.co/rDgSwpyIjr #Barge2014

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Bob Beauprez (R) @bobbeauprez

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RT @janus303: @bobbeauprez Clements was in charge of your "hug a thug" program. You are a ghoul who doesn't deserve public office. @710KNUS #copolitics

Bob Beauprez (R) @bobbeauprez

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.@710KNUS "@hickforco = Hug a Tug!" He hasn't made us safer. #copolitics #ivoterepublican

Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

It is an honor o National Nursing Home Week

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