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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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

@DebbieHoagland1 Many of us our trying. Keep praying!

Andy Barr (R) @barrforcongress

RT @patmelton: @barrforcongress talks to an undecided voter and leaves with another vote. #KY06 http://t.co/Xj8mLnA2

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Richard Hudson (R) @RepRichHudson

Yes sir, I do! Right now I'm between events heading to our Rockingham office.

Governor Nathan Deal (R) @GovernorDeal

Deal working to bring more jobs to Georgia - http://t.co/SVn1bP2qR8

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

.@FRCdc It's a sad day in America when we're talking treating Christians in the military as "enemies of the state" for sharing their faith

Speaker John Boehner (R) @SpeakerBoehner

#Smallbiz "experiencing much weaker growth," data "suggesting healthcare is having an impact" http://t.co/3nKwYDZPIC via @cnbc #hcrcostsjobs

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Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

Again saw firsthand the importance of our #CommunityCollege system to workforce development @LakeTechCenter. http://t.co/b53nNtPAhl

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The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

RT the good news: American businesses are hiring more veterans and military spouses. http://t.co/DUHQVMd5W4, http://t.co/1NGYLwep3y

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Rep. Andy Barr (R) @RepAndyBarr

RT @lexingtonbuzz: Kentucky Republicans choose Lyen Crews to run in special election for House 56th District seat: FRANKFORT — Lyen... http://t.co/nKxJoQnEbV

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

AHORA al aire por @SalSoulFM 99.1FM, 100.3FM,101.1FM - únanse - y mucha precaución de camino a sus casas...

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Call him regardless and explain

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

I posted 6 photos on Facebook in the album "Lompoc High School STARS Academy" http://t.co/MCSPi8pvwK

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Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

@MishCastillo what's your email? have a release I'd like to send you on your post on the Consumer Reports story. Thanks

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

Just a reminder about Congressman Aderholt's Official Congressional Facebook Page comments policy: Comments are... http://t.co/7rt1SVODsK

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Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

Did you make it to the #GeaugaCO maple festival this weekend? Just posted pictures here http://t.co/VkqvYJL5CP

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Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

It was a honor to work with 9/11 widow Ellen Saracini on producing a piece of common sense legislation that will... http://t.co/3oCWrX5BW9

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Thank you to Jason Collins for having the courage to come out as the first openly gay male professional athlete.... http://t.co/s5DzhlcBOQ

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Pat McCrory (R) @PatMcCroryNC

Month of Military Child.Recognized children of brave men & women.Deeply appreciate sacrifices of NCs youngest heroes. http://t.co/Nk2c3l7MJx

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