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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Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

A card I received from students -- thank you! It could not have come at a better time.… https://t.co/y9IyfGxH9G

Senator Ron Johnson (R) @SenRonJohnson

New leadership. New goals. And now, we passed a budget. Even better, a #BalancedBudget. http://t.co/5Mfb3TDrUK

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Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

Working/middle class families deserves a budget that prioritizes them above special interests/our nation’s wealthiest http://t.co/2flfShxKbo

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Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Great meeting in Spain with Minister of Economic Dev. and Competitiveness, Ms. Arantza Tapia #WIGovEU http://t.co/MFv2QKAwfk

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Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

Today’s lineup for @Brewers season opener? 1) Cold Beverage, 2) Nachos, & hitting cleanup 3) Brats #BrewersOpener #OpeningDay #BrewersNation

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

@AaronRogers12 Thanks for supporting UW and being such a great fan! #MakeEmBelieve #Badgers

Reid Ribble (R) @reidribble

RT @AP: BREAKING: Kentucky's perfect season ends; Wisconsin reaches NCAA title game against Duke.

Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Today is Medal of Honor Day. Hats off to my friend Gary Wetzel and every other Congressional Medal of Honor recipient!

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D) @repmarkpocan

If missing $108M debt payments is @GovWalker's version of fiscal responsibility - Wisconsin is in deep trouble. #GOP http://t.co/iJeIuUnlqt

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Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Tonette and I send our thoughts and prayers to loved ones of Marines killed in Black Hawk crash. So devastating.

Scott Walker (R) @ScottWalker

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the first Republican President Abraham Lincoln. http://t.co/Jr7f1r2qx9

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Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

Hey @Pharrell: What role does music play in your mission to promote #STEM? What motivated you to start @FromOneHand? #AskPharrell #GRAMMYs

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

RT @cassmcgowan: @RepRibble I live about a mile or two from this clinic, and my wife was saying a few days ago how weird it was to always see the lot vacant

Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

RT @woshnews: Congressman @RepRibble calls for another investigation into the Veterans Administration: http://t.co/EQ0mZ9jCId

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Reid Ribble (R) @RepRibble

The good #deficit numbers we've seen may just be a mirage. http://t.co/o4hM3rE0BI

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Scott Walker (R) @ScottWalker

RT @jameshohmann: Scott Walker is 1st 2016 GOP candidate with a statement, which calls Obama a lame-duck and says the future lies with leaders in the states.

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