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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Deval Patrick (D) @DevalPatrick

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http://t.co/nmE94zin

Steve Pestka (D) @VotePestka

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Amash super PAC funded ad reaches new depths of pathetic. Again, only criticism is Steve spends HIS OWN money. Amash record? Indefensible.

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Endorsed by the Austin-American @Statesman! #txsen #ibleedtxhttp://t.co/39Quwhcl

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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From #ATX to #DFW and #EPtx to #SA, I have been gaining more and more newspaper endorsements… http://t.co/iJAnYZUf

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @bexardems: Paul @SadlerTX is "unequivocally the right choice" to represent Texas in the US Senate - SA Express-News endorsement http://t.co/5dI1rKHZ

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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@acostascott Thanks for the support, Jennifer! #ibleedtx #txsen

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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@lorriemeyer Thanks for the vote, Lorrie! Be sure to spread the word! #txsen #ibleedtx

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @smsadler9: I cast my vote today for a better future. I stand with @SadlerTX. Do you? Go vote. #sadlerforsenate

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Who says an #Aggie can't support this Baylor Bear? We're in it for #TX! » RT @AggieRobby: Aggies for Sadler @SadlerTX http://t.co/ObEkYVJr

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @evanasmith: Austin American-Statesman endorses @sadlertx over @tedcruz for #txsen http://t.co/3qDz1h1L

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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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