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. Trey Radel (R) @treyradel

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RT @kennyigarza: Had a meeting with Matt today! Will be starting to get petitions to get you on the ballot ASAP :)! @treyradel #weneedtrey #treyforcongress

Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

#TN08: Don't forget that my job fair is next week. Details HERE: http://t.co/yBWIZlWOJA

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Rep. Jared Huffman (D) @RepHuffman

Congratulations to Nicole Aunapu Mann of Penngrove, CA: selected for the 2013 @NASA Astronaut Candidate Class! http://t.co/nyA78n5JPm

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Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

I’m proud to join more than 70 Members of Congress in supporting the @NOH8Campaign against discrimination! #NOH8 #NOH8ontheHill

Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

My guy, Nathan, got his braces checked yesterday by Dr. Eckels in Marietta #Ohio. Go #SmallBiz! | #SmallBusinessWeek

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @WKYT: US Attorney recused from McConnell taping case http://t.co/M38NHUmY16

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Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

RT @DepressedDarth: Kim and Kanye named their baby North West. In related news, the Death Star now has a good enough reason to destroy Earth.

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Voters shd judge @KenCuccinelli by past actions, not new words: war on women's health; climate chg denier: many ethical lapses, etc. #VAGov

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Interesting look at demographics - “@ggwash: iPhones vs. Androids map looks similar to other maps of DC's divide: http://t.co/TD3nZU520F

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Lo que pase...

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Si pero será doloroso...

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Mike Lee (R) @SenMikeLee

RT @senleepresssec: [VIDEO]: @SenMikeLee and @megynkelly discuss the pending Corker/Heller border security amendment http://t.co/GsmwfXcvJw

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) @RepHartzler

The Farm Bill just went down in defeat to the here's if the democrats.

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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About to get underway here at Savoy. Great crowd.

Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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http://t.co/ihOxXzIjwu: Governor Perry on Larry Kudlow 6/19 http://t.co/6F7VAqzCey

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Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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RT @Misquam: Misquamicut Business Association Director Caswell Cooke Very grateful to Governor Chafee who came to our annual... http://t.co/dOUexINj6U

Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Honored to join @SenatorBurr in presenting the Gold Medal Award to the Third District's art competition winner. http://t.co/gepO14edML

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Glad tht Fannie Fitzgerald of PWC & daughter met civil rights icon @repjohnlewis at #FrederickDouglass dedication. http://t.co/jw4asT95bL

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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.

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