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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Adam Hasner (R) @AdamHasner

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Friends — show your support for our campaign and change your profile photos to "Vote Hasner!" #FL22 #Sayfie http://t.co/sg0JADVE

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Martin O'Malley (D) @MartinOMalley

Q4 is about basic fairness for all Marylanders. It says if you pay MD taxes, you should pay MD tuition. #Votefor4

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Polls open in 30 minutes. We're ready! #AZ09

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Hey #ATX! #txsen »RT @austintexasgov: Election Day has arrived! You can vote at ANY polling location between 7am to 7pm. No excuses, go now!

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Gov. Jack Markell (D) @WeBackJack

RT @tfurlong: Hey @joebiden if u get this can u please pick me up a muffin @purebreaddeli in Greenville on your way to vote? Chocolate chip please #netde

Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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@jeancrod para que la gente duerma!!

Team Romney (R) @TeamRomney

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Packed house for @MittRomney in NH #RomneyRyan2012 http://t.co/XyXXbGym

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Jeff Flake (R) @FlakeforSenate

RT @mikeparanzino: Arizona: Jeff @FlakeforSenate will immediately become a Senate leader to save our nation from fiscal ruin. We need him. VOTE AND SPREAD WORD

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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ELECTION DAY INFORMATION: Polls open from 7am to 7pm tomorrow, and anyone in line by 7pm will be allowed to vote!... http://t.co/XgA7IE9W

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Jonathan Paton (R) @JonathanPaton

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RT @jasonrosepr: Jonathan paton the ruth mcclung of the '12 #arizona political cycle, but with an end not red zone.

Marlin Stutzman (R) @MarlinStutzman

Just saw big duelly truck in #FortWayne with big neon sign: Vote! Gotta love Indiana! We'll git 'er done! #ForLoveOfCountry

Marlin Stutzman (R) @MarlinStutzman

Just saw big #Ford dully driving thru #FortWayne with a big neon sign: VOTE! Got ta love #Indiana - We'll got 'ed done! #ForLoveOfCountry

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

LG, Stony Point Supervisor Geoff Finn, Rockland Cty Execs C. Scott Vanderhoef, Town Clerk Joan Skinner. #Roc http://t.co/4epeqsQR

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Guinta for Congress (R) @Guinta4Congress

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Just left Grand Rental Station in Plaistow. Talking about my many jobs initiatives! Earning every vote. #nh01 http://t.co/LXXwLI7d

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John Kasich (R) @JohnKasich

I'll be live in Strongsville with @TheTrivShow at 3:30p. Talking GOTV and a @MittRomney victory in Ohio. Listen Live: http://t.co/WX7n2KBm

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Mark Pocan (D) @MarkPocan

What better way to enjoy an early Monday than w/me, your next #WISen @TammyBadlwinWI, @BarackObama & @Springsteen! RSVP http://t.co/rNCsN4kO

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Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

RT @gopconference: There are 23 million underemployed Americans on President Obama's watch. His $1.2 TRILLION stimulus failed. http://t.co/WwnXPcyP #notworking

Todd Akin (R) @ToddAkin

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I really appreciate our volunteers getting out in the rain to wave signs! Thank you! #MOSen #WinMOSen http://t.co/YtdvCjJi

Vernon B. Parker (R) @VernonBParker

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RT @ShaneWikfors: @JChaseWilliams, maybe bad data was the reason for your primary candidate's loss in #AZ09? #Iwasnaiveoncetoo

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