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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Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @washingtonpost: Tim Kaine enters the final days of a key U.S. Senate race in Va. with a clear lead over George Allen, Post poll shows. http://t.co/8BtlccEg

Mazie Hirono (D) @mazieforhawaii

Please take all necessary precautions and be safe: http://t.co/uEi27hCq #tsunami

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Mazie Hirono (D) @mazieforhawaii

@KITV4 has great up-to-the minute tsunami information. Click here: http://t.co/8daqRSO9 please be safe. Please retweet to your friends.

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Mazie Hirono (D) @mazieforhawaii

@KITV4 has great up-to-the minute tsunami info. Go here http://t.co/8daqRSO9, please be safe and retweet this to your friends. #HItsunami

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Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

RT @DanRiehl: Folks, God bless you and thank you. But, seriously, I don't even like me this much!

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

@DanRiehl I'll know you are really doing better when you make a North Carolina joke.

Matt Doheny (R) @Doheny4Congress

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
How about pass interference? #ndfb

Chip Cravaack (R) @chipcravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Thanks Ryan Lyck & the CRs for helping out in #Duluth today! #mncd8 #mngop

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @ CDCemergency East Coast – ready for #Sandy? Emergency preparedness videos using sign language: http://t.co/oubulfiY #disability

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Huckaboo implied where Mitt goes 2 church would make difference if President were someone else.surprised he didn't tie abortion 2 Isaac

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Condi do u think China cares about labor or environmental policies ?

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Guns and bingo!New GOP tandem

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Commandment least adhered to @GOP convention-"Thou Shalt Not Lie"- this is just a preview of fall campaign against#potus and all#DCCC #DSC

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Sen Rubio and Gov Romney talk about college loans and education yet they r 4 cutting Pell grants!#msnbc2012

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Make my day #Clint Eastwood -go back to your day job!

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Was eye candy for#Ashley Judd on roll call of states

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Are Shelby County election officials moonlighting as NFL referees?

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

US is not World Court DA so can't indict.Won't cut DOD Will cut taxes will stress foreign aid n Middle East.VOODOO policies to fantasy!

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

In Washington everybody says robust this n that.Romney likes tumult.Uses tumult n robust manner

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