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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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @UChiPolitics: Starting in 90 minutes… don’t miss @SenRandPaul with @davidaxelrod - you can watch it live HERE: http://t.co/V1wJ67UMj5 #IOPRand

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Honored to attend the naming ceremony for the USNS Yuma with Navy Secretary Mabus and @CityofYuma Mayor Nicholls http://t.co/R3NyJKSpzv

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Eric Swalwell (D) @ericswalwell

RT @SusanDV: @ericswalwell Thx for visiting Salt Ponds project on 4/22. KTVU story at: https://t.co/PJyWdzIYJy Thx for doing interview on short notice!

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Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

RT @mashable: Congressman Sean Duffy (@repseanduffy) recreated the #Selfie music video. And it's amazing. http://t.co/uQbxbfFNm4

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Awesome volunteers making phone calls for Gov. Scott! Interested in helping out? http://t.co/P6DVJfkirH http://t.co/S4wmr7rrvn

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Awesome volunteers making phone calls for Gov. Scott! Interested in helping out? http://t.co/P6DVJfkirH http://t.co/xfSWhdFatz

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Awesome volunteers making phone calls for Gov. Scott! Interested in helping out? http://t.co/P6DVJfkirH http://t.co/rm06KS64mn

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Kirk Jorgensen (R) @kirkjorgensen52

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Q&A: What's your position on the Mt. Soledad Cross?

Carr for U.S. Senate (R) @CarrforTN

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Sen. Alexander Proudly in the Back Pocket of Big Business, Embraces Endorsement from DC Special Interest Group http://t.co/zTHiRttbaq

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Rick Scott (R) @FLGovScott

Celebrating #FLBootDay at the FL Capitol today. http://t.co/87KxHa2CcV

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Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

My week on twitter: 18 Mentions, 268K Mention Reach, 6 Replies, 19 Retweets, 98.3K Retweet Reach. via http://t.co/r10GjZ4DfK

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Will be in studio w/@JoelKFGO at 9am CT 2 talk abt #humantrafficking & mtgs w/@FAANews Admin. Huerta, @SecretaryFoxx http://t.co/Tt2i17kOkc

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Alison L. Grimes (D) @AlisonForKY

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It's reprehensible that @Team_Mitch believes it isn't his job to help KY families struggling to make ends meet #kysen http://t.co/unXtOJ1dbG

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Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

ET: Follow my #instagram account for new photos from #Missouri and in Washington: http://t.co/9tSvLLPdYs  

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Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Glad everyone is OK “@TobyMarie: @MattBevin Yes. We are fine. I have had this happen twice before. I think I have bad juju today.”

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Glad every1 is ok“@AmyKremer: Just got back from a #TeaParty event in northern Kentucky for @MattBevin and there is a fire at our hotel.”

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Is your room OK?

John Barge 2014 (R) @BargeforGA

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@EzraHarrison96 Ezra, your support is appreciated wholly and what you is the truth. Thank you for believing in a better Georgia.

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