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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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

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

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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@BMCruz23 Thank you for the awesome support, Brenda! Students like you will help move Texas #forward! Keep up the great work! #ibleedtx

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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@tdappel Thanks for the support, Troy! Have fun at the polls! Take a friend… #ibleedtx

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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I am proud to have earned the endorsement of the @ElPasoTimes! #ibleedtx #txsenhttp://t.co/yjisuJtw

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Rick Larsen (D) @RepRickLarsen

RT @TrumanProject: For the Record: Obama mentioned #Veterans 6 times, Romney not a single time. #debte

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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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