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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Richard Cash (R) @cash4senate

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Excited about the various events at the SC Tea Party Convention, esp. the US Senate candidates' first debate on Mon. #tcot #SCsen #sctweet

Ellen Andel (R) @EllenAndel

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http://t.co/Fm7im3cPYk

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @diversenews: Rep. Fattah Celebrates Life and Legacy of Dr. King with Weekend Events in Philadelphia http://t.co/aF5LxIMAzx

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Have you signed-up for my weekly roundup? If not, please visit http://t.co/cB2h9V8jY0. Check out this weeks message:https://t.co/yDHcKUb5Db

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

Linda’s Story: How POTUS’ #SmallBiz tax hike hurts middle class Americans (video) http://t.co/nuWZ0tDm #FiscalCliff

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Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

RT @AsheSchow: But what does @RepJustinAmash think about Obama's NSA "reforms"? Answered - http://t.co/G9p1AcCd9Z

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Dwayne Stovall (R) @DwayneStovall

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@hankpannell - Thanks for the follow, hank! Could I also ask that you follow @DwayneStovall? Look in to & support his campaign! Thanks!

Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

MaryAnne of course! RT @SDuncovered: Had to do a poll: Who's your favorite 'Gilligan's Island' castaway? http://t.co/3erZMBaX21

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Check out Truth Squad. I just joined. @pgdeep http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Check out Truth Squad. I just joined.@Chopsfilms http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Check out Truth Squad. I just joined. @TheRealWulfdawg @RoKhannaUSA http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j

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Rep. Mike Kelly (R) @MikeKellyPA

Our Tax code is taking $ from hardworking taxpayers & giving it to special interests, visit http://t.co/33MmTNBGj1 to find out how to

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

NSA question is why collect private citizen info at all not who controls it.

Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

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@HIKathyBentley so glad I was able to spend the morning at the conference.

Michael McKenna (D) @Mike_McKenna1

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GET ONE WHILE THEY ARE STILL HOT! https://t.co/cuDigDK7H1

Michael McKenna (D) @Mike_McKenna1

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Click here: https://t.co/4ZKpSC8Rxl Purchase YOUR #voteblue T-shirt today and support my battle against the TEA PARTY! #mckennaforcongress

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Curtis Coleman (R) @curtiscoleman

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RT @ArkCR: When Pryor isn't awkwardly avoiding press, it seems he is vacillating on late-term abortion. http://t.co/GlWs14nQ9p http://t.co/lo71zvhMd5

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Shane Osborn (R) @osbornforsenate

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Senate passed Omnibus is a short bus to nowhere. http://t.co/W5Tv3QG1GB #NESEN

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Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

@VoteDem2014 absolutely congress should pay added expenses. From Hurricane relief to unemployment. It's called responsible management

Scott Gessler (R) @scottgessler

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"Gessler raised $123,512 in the fourth quarter and now has $114,195 cash on hand, the most of any Republican candidate" - Fox 31

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