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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Alex Mooney (R) @MooneyforWV

House Campaigns Rush to File Fundraising Reports | At the Races http://t.co/kupOvuKie9

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

The truth is we could have passed this deal to raise debt ceiling & fund government 16 days ago – averting a government #shutdown entirely.

CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

My weekly stats: 27 followers and 15 unfollowers via http://t.co/VSP4evlyJG. The End.

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Yesterday, I joined Congressmen Price and Watt in pushing the Governor to explain why North Carolina is the only... http://t.co/bIyWZh1paJ

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Yesterday, I joined Congressmen Price and Watt in pushing the Governor to explain why North Carolina is the only... http://t.co/JHkVWpeMKM

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Praying for everyone in Boston affected by this terrible tragedy.

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

RT @SaxbyChambliss: Georgians trying to reach family or friends who participated in #BostonMarathon, call 617 635-4500 or visit http://t.co/NpfXgnEgdU #gapol

Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

This gave me a good laugh that I needed today! RT @Markcaffertysd: @omarpassons Her: Man, I knocked on the wrong door.

Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

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Disappointing: Bohener "abandoned plans to vote Tuesday on a plan to lift the threat of a government default." http://t.co/0EacWz8Q1V

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Carl Sciortino (D) @carlsciortino

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It's a good morning to go vote... Tell your friends http://t.co/lYnI2U5HJp http://t.co/RxrURLmOhB

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Register for our Tele-Town Hall on enrollment in the health insurance marketplace! http://t.co/zFDc5KsqyR

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Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

RT @LorenaSGonzalez: I hope that people will stop with the craziness now. He admitted it. Move on, stop with bizarre conspiracy rumors & stop blaming women.

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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A member of my staff will be available today for open office hours from 1pm – 4pm at the South #Omaha Library. 2808 Q St, Omaha, #NE.

Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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http://t.co/ihOxXzIjwu: Governor Perry on Fox and Friends on 10/15 http://t.co/8xPFUMF62k

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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RT @johnboehner: RT if you agree we need a #balancedbudget #4jobs & a stronger economy http://t.co/alO1LCItD1

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Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

Welcome Home to @HonorFlightNV! ICYMI: Watch Gov @BrianSandoval welcome home veterans: http://t.co/PTJ84Zg9p7

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

@Jim_Moran & I called on House Majority Whip to let a #CleanCR reach House floor to end #shutdown it would pass. http://t.co/dvdxR4NzEh

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Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

.@CoryBooker: “We’re all better when we work together” | Watch: http://t.co/iQZdSrabBB #Booker4Senate #NJSen

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