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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Michael Baumgartner (R) @VoteBaumgartner

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @nicktjacob: Huge. Absolutely huge. https://t.co/E01tBS2a

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @rjanderson123: @JohnCornyn the heroes at #Benghazi fought for hours not unlike the heroes at the #Alamo. Help came too late.

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Great visit w/ volunteers @MittRomney #Boca Raton Victory HQ http://t.co/jW0NynuJ

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Hayden Rogers (D) @HR4Congress

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Associated Press: "Roots and ideas are issues in NC's 11th district" #nc11 #ncpol

Brad Schneider (D) @Schneider4IL10

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Good day to vote! Early voting is open until November 3rd. Find your times and polling locations here: http://t.co/55f4r6L7 #IL10

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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