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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Rep. Steve Womack (R) @rep_stevewomack

Great to see Steve and Lata Lovell in Eureka Springs.

Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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Hoy estaré en vivo en el programa de Jesús Manuel Torres por Radio Redentor 104.1FM desde las 3:30 PM. Accede a http://t.co/FNKxWYLc.

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Raul Labrador (R) @Labrador4Idaho

@slfisher @ericcantor @580kido he flies in before the event tomorrow. The interview was a call in.

George Allen (R) @georgeallenva

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RT @NRSC: Instead of focusing on jobs for Virginians, @TimKaine championed Obama's agenda for the failed Stimulus. WATCH: http://t.co/oSNFBNkX #VASen

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Loving @joyreid on Alex Wagner's show rt . now.

Keith Fitzgerald (D) @GoFitzGo

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RT @MRMasferrer: Former Sen Bob Graham, former Gov Charlie Crist in Sarasota to give a boost to Keith Fitzgerald @gofitzgo in race vs @VernBuchanan

Raul Labrador (R) @Labrador4Idaho

Majority Leader @EricCantor LIVE in 5 minutes on Idaho's @580KIDO with Kevin Miller talkin #romneyryan2012 and Idaho!...

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

I'm sure GOP/FOX willing trash Mitt Romney with in minutes of this election coming to a end on Nov 6.They are blame him for the loss.

Jerry Brown (D) @JerryBrownGov

MT - you mean did @gilduran76: Seems the SF Giants are doing to the Cardinals what Obama just did to Romney. #debate2012 #SFGiants

Betty Sutton (D) @BettySutton

Chatting with Dan Carroll of @whbsnews channel 19 after talking to the voters of #OH16 in Parma Heights. http://t.co/893bTD2r

Betty Sutton (D) @BettySutton

Chatting with @FOX19DanC after our interview. Thanks @FOX19 for the opportunity to talk to the people of #OH16. http://t.co/I1oKSOjb

Rick Berg (R) @RickBergND

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I am proud to receive the endorsement of the North Dakota Farm Bureau. I will always support ND producers: http://t.co/5no6F4RO #NDSen

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McHenry for Congress (R) @McHenryCampaign

He just said "listen" - Obama listens to people???? Not just David Axelrod? #debates

Steve Pearce (R) @Pearce4NM

922,000 people out of work in NM last month…#wherearethejobsmrpresident?

Team Romney (R) @TeamRomney

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.@BarackObama’s inaction has left a “human tragedy” in Syria, with an estimated death toll exceeding 30,000. #CantAffrd4More

Tony Strickland (R) @TonyStrickland

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RT @JoeDJustin: 2 weeks after other dem candidates get in district visits @JuliaBrownley finally gets Bill Clinton's endorsement but travels by bus 2 get.

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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It was an interesting discussion. We tried to keep the focus on families, children, and education, especially... http://t.co/rM4xCHvq

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