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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Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

Breaking: #MittRomney is suddenly a fan of the Canadian tax system. #p2 #debate

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Mitt shot his whole wad in the first debate.

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

.@BarackObama didn't hit the #47percent line at the end of the #debate by accident. Winning argument of a successful case. #p2 #MittRomney

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Oboma's last answer re misconception he believes govt creates jobs served as a terrific direct answer to the question.

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Cheering & tweeting at the same time can make you forget how to spell your own name - and obAma's. Sorry, Barack, but you did it this time!

Gill for Congress (D) @davidgill2012

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New Poll: Dr. Gill Seizes 6 Point Lead http://t.co/RwwgMMMd.

Gill for Congress (D) @davidgill2012

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New Poll: Dr. Gill Seizes 6 Point Lead http://t.co/RwwgMMMd.

Donna Christensen (D) @DelegateDonna

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Everyone in country who saw & heard our President state accomlishments & vision for future knows we need 4 more yrs & Dem Congress. VOTE,

Earl Ray Tomblin (D) @GovTomblin

@MikeMallow Ahh, the good old days. Had forgotten about writing that. But does that mean you're considering ...

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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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