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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David R. Craig (R) @DavidCraig2014

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I support conceal carry. Pick up a sticker at one of our headquarters. http://t.co/mtywBrsxE9

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Have you met my team yet? With our volunteers, they make this a grassroots campaign http://t.co/N4P3AZZuMm #CA17 http://t.co/pyo9NgkiSj

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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @sizzlesride: CHECK OUT @nancymace ! Conservative running against RINO Lindsey Graham in SC.

Mike McFadden (R) @MikeForMN

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RT @MNCRs: Congrats to @MikeForMN and @seifertmn for winning our straw poll today for US Senate and Governor respectively.

Tim Griffin (R) @TG4Arkansas

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Tell them to send pics

Marty Seifert (R) @seifertmn

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Thanks to the Minnesota College Republicans for having me speak at your convention tonight! #mngop http://t.co/KZfyd5jP1W

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Justin Amash (R) @amasharchive

I’m proud to be named the top conservative in Michigan by @ACUConservative & every other group that rates Congress. http://t.co/ZFdIIhFuFm

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Passport Fraud: An International Vulnerability: http://t.co/A0N15Hml7p

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

How we can better coordinate w/ our international partners to ensure those traveling to US doing so legitimately?: http://t.co/A0N15Hml7p

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Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

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Photo: In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gov. Neil Abercrombie is inviting the people of... http://t.co/VoNrNTA7HD

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Please sign up for my newsletter! http://t.co/tdaso7BGUj

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

No one person, not me, not anybody else, is alone going to change this country. What we need is a political revolution.

U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R) @USRepLong

RT @reuters: McDonald's closes shop in Crimea | Video http://t.co/hXXcdsQUVK

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JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

Photo: Today I demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the why the 2009 Fort Hood shooting... http://t.co/YpILwKhmH8

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

Enjoyed hosting @RealBenCarson yesterday for our #HealthCareCaucus round table discussion yesterday. It's always a pleasure, Dr. Carson.

Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Big congrats to @MurielBowser for her impressive win in this week's DC Mayoral primary. Glad the team from #STL was strong for her. #winner

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

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