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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Senator Hatch Office (R) @SenOrrinHatch

Staffer (@JPFreire) tweet deleted. Apologies for the distraction!

Senator Hatch Office (R) @SenOrrinHatch

Lady passes toy drive, explains to dog, "That's not for you. That's not for dogs." Dog clearly regrets the error and moves along.

Governor Sandoval (R) @GovSandoval

Stepping outside to join @KTNV during their annual holiday food drive. Stop by the Mansion and help a family in need! http://t.co/1I0vinbrMs

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @SusanCombs: Why is a dime-sized spider going to cost Texans $29 million and untold hours of traffic? http://t.co/Sb5e0VcPXl

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Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

@JohnGGalt where's the mute button, hate that ad

John Kasich (R) @JohnKasich

Good to have Sen. @aliciareece on hand as I sign an Exec Order creating the task force on community-police relations http://t.co/fMeFKfDX8Y

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Senator Hatch Office (R) @SenOrrinHatch

I think virtually every Repub. would vote for this. I suspect we'll get a considerable number of Democrats too too," http://t.co/bumOESG9Gb

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Rep. Suzan DelBene (D) @RepDelBene

RT @educationweek: .@PoliticsK12: Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to Take Top Democratic Spot on Education Panel http://t.co/chlCR5yHJv #edpolitics

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

Today I was honored to address the Associated General Contractors at their 80th anniversary convention. http://t.co/gR3Ui8udt9

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Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Congress folded like a cheap suit last night. Check out why I voted no on the #CRomnibus: http://t.co/Hl9NmxIeBk

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

Make sure you #GetCovered! You have 4 more days to sign up for coverage that begins Jan 1. http://t.co/ldqR5XSRLJ http://t.co/AVSkM4YiW5

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Elizabeth Esty (D) @RepEsty

RT @KatePetersen_: Two years after shooting, eloquent floor statement from @RepEsty, "Our hearts are broken but our spirit is not." #NotOneMore #NewtownStrong

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

RT @FirstLadyIN: It's #StatehoodDay & First Bunny Marlon Bundo has joined 4th graders to celebrate Indiana's 198th birthday! http://t.co/NukCAt22W1

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

Last night I joined @loudobbsnews. Watch the full interview on my YouTube page or click here --> http://t.co/XFqikYqJv8 #Benghazi #Cromibus

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Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

In honor of the @LaSallePride state championship, here's a #tbt of the Lancer defense my junior year. (Hint: I'm #72) http://t.co/q4l6LTesqr

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