Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @mindoca: Thx again to all who helped the @ColbertBuschSC campaign in three very important ways this week: $, message, visibility! #UniteBlue

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @UniteBlueSC: Job creation is a must for #SC support @ColbertBuschSC a proven job creator http://t.co/dQrTzYHNg6 #SCJobs #sc1 #UniteBlue

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ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @DEMSofGtnCounty: @ColbertBuschSC (D) 4 #SC1-reported 2 pts ahead of Mark Sanford (R) in 1st Poll- Volunteer-make a contribution here: https://t.co/CAcUBe70dO

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @LiberalCap: I'm asking everyone to throw some support to @ColbertBuschSC - Not only is she great - she is a key to our momentum for 2014! #SCDems

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @LiberalCap: Thank you @ColbertBuschSC for the courage to fight the hard fight , and the passion to hold to principle. We need you on the Hill!!

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @GullahGeechee: Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews EP 113-Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival: http://t.co/fq3EmOsqTU via @youtube

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ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @AlexQWalker: @ColbertBuschSC could pull off upset in #SC1, according to #poll from @ppppolls: http://t.co/Stx2F2KD70 via @thestate #SisterColbert #GoLulu

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ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @UniteBlueSC: @ColbertBuschSC congratulations to you as the premier front runner for the congressional SC 1st dist. #SC1 #SCTweets #UniteBlue #itsourtime

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @mindoca: I'll donate $1 for evry RT til midnite: @ColbertBuschSC LEADING Mark Sanford in #SC01. Pls donate/vol: http://t.co/1bZaCxbVZG #UniteBlue #P2

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @mindoca: If 6 more NON-SC folks w/ 1000+ followers RT, I'll add $50: @ColbertBuschSC LEADS Sanford. Pls donate/vol. http://t.co/1bZaCxbVZG #UniteBlue

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @mindoca: Special elections hinge on even moderate turnout. Donate/vol to turn deep red district blue w/ @ColbertBuschSC on May 7. #UniteBlue #P2

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @UniteBlueSC: @ColbertBuschSC The only candidate w/ real International Foreign Relations, Job Creation, & Business Experience #UniteBlue #SC1 #lulu

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @nopartyforme: @ColbertBuschSC - there is HOPE for South Carolina..You have my vote and whoever else I can wrangle from the dark side. #UniteBlue

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @WCBD: 40 years on, Vietnam troop withdrawal remembered http://t.co/Oe6tqJXk4E #WCBD #News2

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ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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@JenCangeme @covertinchuck discuss?

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @thepoliticalcat: Tweeps, if you're serious about #VotingOUTTheGOP, start here. Help @mindoca @ColbertBuschSC w/RTs/#donations/#volunteering.

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @nopartyforme: @ColbertBuschSC I'm honored - thanks for the RT.. As I said to @DailyWonk I hope it travels infinitely until May 7th..

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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@DianneWing2 I have several... :-)

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @SCPatchPolitics: That no clapping thing was so 40 minutes ago. #SC1 #SC01

ColbertBuschSC (D) @ColbertBuschSC

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RT @GailJoyZD: @ColbertBuschSC Sanford turned down $ for education, medicaid, unemployment, etc. http://t.co/kqfNsFiNtz

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