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. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

With my colleagues today urging GOP to stop pandering to extremists. We only have 14 days left to pass a clean... http://t.co/7lQAZSN29k

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

I’m proud to join @Familiaefamilia in their work to stop bullying and end discrimination. Love is love. #Unidos4Love http://t.co/Uk0MIHXL4k

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Gina Raimondo (D) @GinaRaimondo

RT @SkillsUSARI: Governor presents State Officer with citation. Happy SkillsUSA Rhode Island Week! @GinaForRI @SkillsUSA @deborahgist http://t.co/qe8wxaQnGn

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US Rep Rodney Davis (R) @RodneyDavis

Glad to have Garry Niemeyer from the @WaterwaysCouncl & Joe Hudson w/ he St. Louis Carpenters Council stop by today. http://t.co/v27AneOiVC

Mike Pence (R) @mike_pence

"Why Indiana’s Mike Pence Deserves the Trust of Conservatives" http://t.co/tl9u51xcY3

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Mike Pence (R) @mike_pence

I am humbled by the recognition of our efforts. Our leadership is helping Hoosiers across the state! http://t.co/RJE849AGQJ

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Mike Pence (R) @mike_pence

I am humbled by the recognition of our efforts. Our leadership is making news and helping Hoosiers across the state! http://t.co/RJE849AGQJ

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TimHuelskamp (R) @TimHuelskamp

Honored to receive True Blue award from Tony Perkins and Tim Wildmon on behalf of Family Research Council Action.... http://t.co/xUcLnHHG0O

Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

Must Read: The Gains From the Economic Recovery Are Still Limited to the Top One Percent - @JustinWolfers, @NYTimes: http://t.co/9ua9flHTwi

TimHuelskamp (R) @TimHuelskamp

Honored to receive True Blue award from @tperkins and Tim Wildmon. Thank you @FRCAction http://t.co/eIA6TVB8B9

Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

It's time for us to govern, whether it's in the Middle East or here at home. #DontShutDownOurSecurity http://t.co/vAqGNLJvfa

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @RepMarthaRoby: Grateful to my friend & colleague @RepTerriSewell for her leadership & hard work on this bill, and to the AL delegation for co-sponsoring

Michael F. Bennet (D) @SenBennetCO

RT @cmwatts89: .@SenBennetCO speaking on the reauthorization of #ESEA. Thank to you for your time and please cosponsor! #SPEAKOutDay http://t.co/3q9cXyFU1V

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Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

RT @edworkforcedems: .@RepMarciaFudge: GOP's HR 5 does nothing to ensure students graduate college- and career-ready.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D) @RepDianaDeGette

If I make it to 88, I want to do this (and maybe reach the mound) http://t.co/axNaLe3Nx2

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Scott Walker (R) @ScottWalker

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the first Republican President Abraham Lincoln. http://t.co/Jr7f1r2qx9

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