Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

Thank you @CM_McDuffie for your endorsement. With you support, I’m ready to re-energize our city. The District’s time is now. #DCision14

Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

While I believed that today's border bill made a number of positive changes, I support their efforts as well. http://t.co/wZLIkwerdH

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

There are people, it seems, who have come to Washington just to disrupt government. They want to disrupt and destruct. #hardball

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

One Member can sicken our entire body politic. #hardball

Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

RT @frankthorpNBC: House Rules Cmte will meet today at 5:30pm to give the House same-day authority to allow bills to be considered quicker than normal

Rep. Mike Kelly (R) @MikeKellyPA

Re-tweet if you're tired of the #EPA telling American citizens how to live their lives and do their jobs. #WarOnCoal #TBT #Ghostbusters

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @georgiagov: Deal announces start of statewide tax-free holiday weekend http://t.co/qGLZLRt5Kq

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Rep. Shea-Porter (D) @RepSheaPorter

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Met Alexis Ploss, a rising @NEAStudents star! We spoke about student loan debt. An inspiration— and one day a great teacher #degreesnotdebt

Mia Love (R) @MiaBLove

@RandyTayler Sorry to hear that, Randy. I enjoyed your websites. The ghost dating website made me laugh.

Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

RT @susanferrechio: Spotted on the floor: Rep. Paul Gosar (against the bill), talking intensely in the face of Matt Salmon (in favor). Both are from Arizona.

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @kindredmotes: Los #Republicans en US House no comprenden la problema urgente de inmigracion reforma y quieren detenerlo. Es inexcusable. @RepTerriSewell

US Rep Kathy Castor (D) @USRepKCastor

Impt $ info for #FL families: http://t.co/W6UKBL5UGa & beware-new-unregulated-rates-20140731/

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

In the next few hours, we have the opportunity to transform a crisis into a remarkable opportunity http://t.co/myXbjMGCQz #transportation

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Shelley Moore Capito (R) @SenCapito

RT @WVGOP: Charleston Daily Mail | Editorial: @RepShelley scores big on the EPA http://t.co/N17Bro1MGI

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

In the next few hours, we have the opportunity to transform a crisis into a remarkable opportunity http://t.co/YMgiJ11HD0 #transportation

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Marty Seifert (R) @seifertmn

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More legislators endorsed our campaign today, with 53 current and former lawmakers now supporting our campaign! http://t.co/CBGdZ4cDPr

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Senator John Boozman (R) @JohnBoozman

Critical habitat designation will impact AR families, farms & communities. We're working to hold FWS accountable http://t.co/EIpqzOnBN1

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Kathy Weppner (R) @KWeppner

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Guatemala to US: Give us $2 Billion or we'll keep sending our infected poors to your country http://t.co/SdejL4epgr #BorderCrisis #NY26

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Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Des Moines ranks #6 in this list of 10 best cities for millennials to buy a home http://t.co/DCx9Qqm9pC #iagov #DSM http://t.co/Y4edwYZhuJ

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Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

My @courierpress op-ed: New Harmony a treasure for both state, nation http://t.co/j1JuhqFZ2N

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Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

My @courierpress op-ed: New Harmony a treasure for both state, nation http://t.co/0K9LsKfDbi

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Jennifer Garrison (D) @GarrisonForOhio

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Did You Know? During 1788, pioneers to the Ohio Country established Marietta as the first permanent settlement... http://t.co/KNQj8JTrHg

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Jerry McNerney (D) @RepMcNerney

@SpeakerBoehner & @HouseGOP stop wasting time & money w taxpayer-funded #GOPLawsuit. We should be working to help our middle class families.

Jerry McNerney (D) @RepMcNerney

@SpeakerBoehner & @HouseGOP stop wasting time & money w taxpayer-funded #GOPLawsuit. We should be working to help our middle class families.

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) @RepErikPaulsen

RT @KSTP: Police source: Brian Fitch Sr. is in custody and has a gunshot wound. It's unclear how he was shot http://t.co/BQhZhd47Ef

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Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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CHO: ‘GRIDLOCK GARRETT’ VOTE TO SUE THE PRESIDENT A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY & TIME https://t.co/SaVm0xzGI3 #FlipADistrict #NJ5

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Tom Foley (R) @TomFoleyCT

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@JustJoshinYu @maddow go about .5 seconds past that and you have your answer. Nice try.

Marty Seifert (R) @seifertmn

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Great event in Proctor tonight! I met many new voters and supprters. Thank you for puting on the event and attending. http://t.co/veP1ceZdmW

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Pete Gallego (D) @RepPeteGallego

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RT @NALEO: .@RepPeteGallego is a lifesaver! The #Texas Congressman & NALEO Board Member saves choking child on a plane http://t.co/6Iq7TcDgij @cbsnews

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Charlie Crist (D) @CharlieCrist

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Excited to open our first office in Orange County tonight! Rick Scott of 2000, do you know where that is? https://t.co/iOdd66GZI8

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Charlie Crist (D) @CharlieCrist

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Rick Scott on Orange County http://t.co/ekO1gA1e00

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Rep. Luke Messer (R) @RepLukeMesser

Just voted for a #VA bill that reforms the system & provides our #veterans with better access to quality care. http://t.co/MLagQbKl6t

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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Before he headed back to #Miami, I took Rev. Jackson to make one last special stop in #DChttp://t.co/M85FgjnDz4

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John Kasich (R) @JohnKasich

Cutting income taxes and reducing regulation is helping @OhioRestaurants succeed. Honored to get their endorsement. http://t.co/60lqeMpbFM

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Elise Stefanik (R) @EliseStefanik

RT @pmdemola: #NY21 candidate @EliseStefanik says she agrees with Monroe on unconstitutionality of lawsuits against NYCO test drilling

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

A movie detailing the story of the first African-American in NBA to be filmed & produced at The Film House in #CNY: http://t.co/no0z5OZsbu

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Ann Wagner (R) @AnnLWagner

The SAVE Act and 350 other pieces of House-passed legislation are #StuckintheSenate. It's time for Harry Reid to act. http://t.co/Q9GRFx4KS6

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Today is the 49th anniversary of Medicare. This program represents a promise made by our government to its... http://t.co/5vCGRWe8kD

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Dan Malloy (D) @DanMalloyCT

RT @CTWFP: Overwhelming majority of supporters told us to endorse @DanMalloyCT. One of the reasons he earned our support: http://t.co/OUSKoePrd4

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Dennis Richardson (R) @DRichardsonOR

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Subscriber Deleted. Welcome, You have made the following changes to your Oregon State Legislature (more: https://t.co/EbMqWrNtiB )

JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

Tune into @CSPAN to watch me speak on the House Floor in support of #Israel http://t.co/OqP2O1uyrz

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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) @RepKirkpatrick

Right now on @HouseFloor, .@RepKirkpatrick speaks #Navajo in support of tribal sovereignty issues.

Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @CoryBooker: I hate to tell u this Rand but I think we were late pity adds 2 this list of the young & gorgeous MT @SenRandPaul Hill's Most Beautiful List

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