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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Natalie Tennant (D) @NatalieTennant

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Everyone in the affected areas, please follow the instructions from the water company and stay safe!

Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

Please be advised that there is a water advisory. If you're experiencing any signs or symptoms please contact... http://t.co/O561EPUDrJ

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

RT @WSAZnews: Cabell County Schools says Culloden Elementary is closed Friday. That is the only school in the county that is closed. #WSAZ

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @BenJealous: Every year, almost 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds are prosecuted as adults in NY. 70% are black or Latino. http://t.co/cKEH84JV7D

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Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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RT @PeteBotkin: @LEETERRYNE it's the little things that count- thank you.

Rep. Jim Renacci (R) @RepJimRenacci

Still waiting on #Sebelius to respond to my letter asking for update on 834 fixes. @AP reports on disastrous reality: http://t.co/NZfVDKHCmi

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Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

.@4yourfreedom Thank you for sending this. Here's my latest oped on the NSA. Maybe I need to add this news... http://t.co/R8P52xXwQR

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Erik Paulsen (R) @Erik_Paulsen

Interesting article from the @WSJ on who actually qualifies for #Medicaid. Check it out! http://t.co/WXvbvybqrl http://t.co/8Bt1rSIWZy

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Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) @Eloise4Congress

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RT @JessicaTaylor: First on @thehill: EMILY's list-backed Eloise Gomez Reyes raised $302K in 4Q in #CA31 primary vs. DCCC backed Aguilar http://t.co/SrY3LIxJgW

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

"won't allow a Senate vote," I meant. Gee, I need a competent typist to get these tweets right.

JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

Rs have 23 ideas to help unemployed and grow jobs, but so far Harry Reid allow a Senate vote. People hurting but political games continue.

David R. Craig (R) @DavidCraig2014

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Hi there! Yes, that would be completely fine, feel free to publish it anytime!

Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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@JarekFA Partisan politics should play no role in transportation. Proud 2 see my senator, @SenatorLorettaW, asking the tough questions

Dwayne Stovall (R) @DwayneStovall

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I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/hHarGUSgM0

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

Great CNBC article. Are you paying more now than you were before ObamaCare? Please feel free to share your... http://t.co/tRqj5OSDHW

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Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

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291 weekly followers. 94 unfollowers. Justunfollow doesn't miss a trick - unfollowers beware - via http://t.co/CKQNILLmnj

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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$2 million in "shady" attack ad money for fake ads shows up for Cornyn after Cornyn introduces amnesty bill http://t.co/gJP3xpWVyR

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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.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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