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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Rep. Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston

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We're working this wknd to prevent a gov't shutdown but we must ensure our troops & their families are cared for http://t.co/hVl0wfrpH7

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Rep. Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston

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My bill with @replouiegohmert ensuring the pay of our troops in the event of a gov't shutdown passed by a unanimous vote today in the House.

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

For me the choice is clear to keep Virginia on a same & growing path - Terry McAuliffe. #VAGov http://t.co/Bbk9JxZqRb

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @TerryMcAuliffe

Thanks to delegate candidate @HungNguyen1 for helping me kick off a packed canvass in Centreville! #TeamTerry #VAGov http://t.co/ADPHqNUtcs

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Rep Rick Crawford (R) @RepRickCrawford

RT @chucktodd: GOP House Whip McCarthy hints House has one more CR w/health care provisions in them. Also, a clean very short term CR not ruled out either

Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @FollowersSales: Looking for REAL #Instagram Followers? - http://t.co/H9zglbJCHN - Get Some!

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @kamilarosales: Manuel Velasco @VelascoM_ dá grito de Independencia con plaza abarrotada en #Chiapas http://t.co/a772cVzGIa http://t.co/zYW7RZtM3K

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @Robrt56: Plaza abarrotada en #Chiapas en gran Grito de Dolores por Manuel Velasco @VelascoM_ http://t.co/i0fYP3P73l http://t.co/G0e3DThpwR

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @albenatodorova: Dance Inspiration: CONTEST!!! Become an Inspiration! http://t.co/4Vc2Gf8aYa via @albenatodorova

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @HianTech: Hian Technologies is on Google+. Follow us on https://t.co/mweQntpMgQ

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @Nicola046: Need Diamond Watches, Diamonds, Diamond Jewelry ? than try http://t.co/jQm4ypn0os , Best place for shopping :)

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @SmplyChrysolite: Our award winning music video, LORD I LOVE YOU (Remix) almost hitting 80,000 @youtube views! Have a bite too: http://t.co/eyy5KiKSwC. RT

Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @buyyoutubviews: buy youtube views , buy twitter followers , buy instagram followers , buy facebook likes http://t.co/rsKXGhJYVC

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @Count_stacula: Our taxi driver last night was smoking weed and had a gun on him which he almost pulled out. 'Twas an interesting ride.

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