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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Robert Sarvis 4VaGov (I) @RobertSarvisVA

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RT @NailDiva83: @LibertyGirl8 Please look at @RobertSarvisVA in #vagov race! We are looking to do big things here in VA. Open Minded & Open For Business!

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

RT @davidfransen1: The @CNN segment says Turlock @RepJeffDenham is feeling pressure back home for making government fiscally responsible. I support him!

Donna Sheldon (R) @Donna_Sheldon

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RT @AthensGA_GOP: We have campaign gear #gagop #athensgop #gapol http://t.co/K4Q3imlvRP

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Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

Thornberry alerts residents to be on guard for Obamacare scams

Nita Lowey (D) @NitaLowey

Met w/federal workers who are furloughed thanks to the #GOPshutdown. Shutdown is hurting families across US. http://t.co/cQKfV4NUGm

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Shane Osborn (R) @osbornforsenate

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About to go live with Joe @josephfjordan on #KFAB. Listen in http://t.co/DS0mxcD6WV

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

"It's called progress" says @uticaOD p Nano Utica $1.5B deal creating 1K jobs, . http://t.co/ahFLgr6bJh

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Nan Hayworth (R) @NanHayworth

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tEST http://t.co/Hiju4w00ZT

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US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

Nightmare on Elm Street and carmel corn... It's fall. http://t.co/jriqzJ2Ipu

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Brian Schatz (D) @brianschatz

The government shutdown has wasted 3.5 billion dollars so far which is 3.5 times the amount we spend on housing the elderly.

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Fattah Goes to Ireland for Big Neuroscience Powwow - http://t.co/wAqhylqVQ4 via @crewof42

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

RT @ChrisVanHollen: Explore the GOP's evolving definition of "regular order" with this interactive timeline: http://t.co/F7yjo80tJq

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

VIDEO: Johnny's interview w/ @thefix on @mitchellreports re: dinner with POTUS and #guncontrol: http://t.co/eW7ActKwN3

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

…Every senator knows where they stand on this issue, and I believe that every senator should go on-the-record and vote…

Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

I voted for cloture on the motion to proceed to consider gun legislation because there’s no ambivalence in the Senate about this issue…

Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Looking forward to joining @thefix at 1:30 p.m. as he guest hosts @mitchellreports reports today on @msnbc.

Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

…I remain committed to protecting the unfettered 2nd Amdt rights of Georgians & look fwd to debating gun control on the Senate floor.

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