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.

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Bill Johnson (R) @JohnsonLeads

RT @bradcolbow: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT put a Mac Book pro in your pocket! http://t.co/HUwXZd2CZD

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Connie Johnson (D) @ConnieJ4OK

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No.

Annette Teijeiro (R) @AnnetteTeijeiro

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RT @RalstonReports: Now THIS is a high-quality ad, tweeps, maybe the best ad of the year, or ever, in the race for Congress in #nv01. https://t.co/aRQdWZA9OE

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Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

RT @Jon_Gilmore: Just had another owner call and want @MikeRossUpdates sign put on private prop without permission replaced with @AsaHutchinson sign. #ARGov

LoBiondo 4 Congress (R) @LoBiondo2014

RT @Templerob: Casino Workers Endorse LoBo; Hughes Turns to Fast Eddie - http://t.co/pfpdyxgFSM @PaulFranco16 @zuz308 @chuckwoolery

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Glo Smith (R) @GloreathaSmith

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@SaraLJohn

Glo Smith (R) @GloreathaSmith

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@SaraLJohn mmm

Glo Smith (R) @GloreathaSmith

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@SaraLJohn mmmmmminmmk http://t.co/DMuxm4bu3a

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @SEIU: .@keithellison: We must support workers who are organizing & GOTV to make real change for working families #CBCFALC14 http://t.co/JyKDIpjyqJ

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Michael McKenna (D) @Mike_McKenna1

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@Ganjaseur we can't stop if we don't know where you live.

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Jeff Merkley (D) @JeffMerkley

I got 100%!!!! Take our quiz: Monica Wehby vs. Jeff Merkley in the news http://t.co/3cuZFMuNGg #orsen

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

How I did on Twitter this week: 34 New Followers, 103 Mentions, 2.45M Mention Reach. How'd your week go? via http://t.co/z1acpoUc05

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Mike Michaud (D) @Michaud2014

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LePage makes list of "5 Awful GOP Governors Who Need to Go" - http://t.co/ggDLTpFFiw #mepolitics

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Mike Michaud (D) @Michaud2014

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LePage makes list of "5 Awful GOP Governors Who Need to Go" - http://t.co/XhJEVWvAks #mepolitics

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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RT @brfreed: Gray: "We believe cameras have a role to help prevent and solve crimes and we have been working on this before the events in Ferguson, Mo."

US Rep Kathy Castor (D) @USRepKCastor

RT @CAFEngagement: Hypocrisy and The Right to Travel to Cuba http://t.co/E8lDN7maWo

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Tom Corbett (R) @CorbettforGov

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.@GovernorCorbett kept his promise to reduce wasteful, discretionary spending. #pagov http://t.co/DxVaZgzfQ5

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Martha Robertson (D) @MarthaforNY

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It was a pleasure speaking at the #NY23 Tompkins County Democratic Party Picnic yesterday! http://t.co/TYbSNcBTwM

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Martha Robertson (D) @MarthaforNY

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It was a pleasure speaking at the #NY23 Tompkins County Democratic Party Picnic yesterday! http://t.co/O2guz5fsoV

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

Tonight: 545pm PDT / 845pm EDT - I will be discussing #syriaairstrikes against #ISIS w @chrislhayes on @msnbc @allinwithchris Please tune in

Ken Calvert (R) @TeamCalvert

RT @posglen: 10 Key data points from NBC/WSJ poll by on the @POStqia blog. http://t.co/GZXLht2Srf

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Bobby McKenzie (D) @Bobby_McKenzie

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RT @FayrouzSaad: #Michigan's 11th #Congressional District Race is on the Map!: http://t.co/6K6CLtx1HO @Bobby_McKenzie @thehill #VoteBobby

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @TeamCMR

RT @TheYankeeCandle: Today is National Voter Registration Day! RT #CelebrateNVRD and register to vote today: http://t.co/3KJvxUM4Qy http://t.co/IcUkDYqLhP

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Lee Zeldin (R) @leezeldin

RT if you want a new direction for America and you are ready to #TermLimitTim! http://t.co/mUiJRgC22s

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Tim Ryan (D) @TimRyan

I applaud @samhsagov & @HHSGov for directing $99 Million to improve mental health services. Our nations mental health should be top priority

Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

RT @maxasteele: .@GwenForCongress ran the table on @Rep_Southerland in the first #FL02 debate. He got very frustrated and kept complaining about the rules.

Mike Michaud (D) @Michaud2014

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"I'll be at the first debate Oct. 8 and I expect the governor will be here to." #MEPolitics

David Perdue (R) @Perduesenate

Join the coalition of women supporting Perdue, an outsider who will take real GA values to DC. http://t.co/YCZUmbFhVg http://t.co/BAV4zdIcVs

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Quinn for Illinois (D) @QuinnForIL

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Make sure you #CelebrateNVRD the right way: by making sure you're registered to vote! http://t.co/rZtb3OKf5p http://t.co/UuIMcji8gF

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Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

RT @APSRC: @AsaHutchinson praising the work of the Charter Authorizing Panel. Appreciates charters not taking up all of the time of the SBE #APSRC14

Hakeem Jeffries (D) @RepJeffries

RT @JacksonLeeTX18: Today is National Voter Registration Day! Get registered to vote at http://t.co/owOx87cjNz #CelebrateNVRD http://t.co/1CKDmNulZI

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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RT @levinmdavid: Keep an eye out for @April4Congress' Ad that will hit cable next week #Inthe239. #CleanWater in #SWFL Cc: @hmwysocki https://t.co/w4Bb6tr5QD

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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RT @UpSearchCoach: "Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers …” ~Colin Powell

April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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RT @WillMcAvoyACN: The question doctors can no longer ask in Florida: "Is there a gun in your home?" http://t.co/XgxiGkvsAw

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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This ad started today #FL19 -Who needs @billmaher to 2 #FlipADistrict @levinmdavid #We'veGotThis #UniteBlue #LibCrib https://t.co/F3VWy602tz

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April Freeman (D) @April4Congress

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This ad started today FL19 / Who needs @billmaher to 2 #FlipADistrict @levinmdavid #We'veGotThis #UniteBlue #LibCrib https://t.co/F3VWy602tz

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Mike McFadden (R) @MikeForMN

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Vote early, request your absentee ballot today! Get more info here: http://t.co/wog1AHLqaj http://t.co/rvFaVUHhMv

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Alison L. Grimes (D) @AlisonForKY

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Weird that a guy famous for saying "You're Fired" is endorsing @Team_Mitch, a notorious no-show, for "Speaker" #KYSen http://t.co/zxHKyKbgf7

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @washingtonpost: Prosecutors: White House fence jumper was arrested in July with sawed-off shotgun and map with White House circled http://t.co/YXLJVCYvJJ

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Cormick Lynch (R) @CormickLynch

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Proud to stand with our next Governor - Mayor Allan Fung - as Ken Block endorses him at the Rhode Island State House this afternoon.

Eliot Cutler (I) @EliotCutler

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There's only 1 candidate I reuse Maine's future to - and that's Eliot. -Sherry Huber #mepolitics

Rick Weiland (D) @People4Weiland

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South Dakota needs a Senator who will talk about the issues, not someone who goes on a 54-day vacation #sdsen

Doug Daggett (R) @DaggettCongress

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RT @MNCD5GOP: Doug @DaggettCongress speaking at @RJCMinnesota event to honor Rep. Michele Bachmann. #mngop http://t.co/dYSGPfC9TD

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Cormick Lynch (R) @CormickLynch

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Many thanks to Operation Stand Down for reminding all of us how much we owe those who have served, it was great... http://t.co/Pq2HtCXzyM

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Pam Byrnes (D) @pambyrnes

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#TeamByrnes #MI7 Swing continues. No doughnuts but we caught up with @BillLaVoy and Jill LaVoy. Still a win! http://t.co/16FgHPH3Lt

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Natalie Tennant (D) @NatalieforWV

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Proud to stand w/ strong WV women. Thank you @WVFDW for inviting me to your conference. Congratulations on 50 years! http://t.co/59cPwKp8Zx

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Charles K. Djou (R) @Djou4Hawaii

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Stacey and I are happy to be at the United Japanese Soc. 80th Birthday Celebration. #Djou4hi #hawaiifirst http://t.co/zGJu024act

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