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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Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

Do not leave a dwelling to get into water. Stay out of the water.

Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

If u find urself surrounded by water, call 4 help if u can, then get 2 highest level of home. Hang a white sheet out a street-side window

Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

@teresalabarbera @GMCT Well have updated info that we will report to everyone shortly once decisions are made

Rick Nolan (D) @RickNolanMN

Did you sign up yet? Join Rick Nolan and President Bill Clinton in Duluth today! http://t.co/OPFFtUIH

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Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

.@CTRedCross Who should people contact if they'd like to volunteer time or supplies to local shelters?

Bob McDonnell (D) @GovernorVA

RT @VDEM: @GovernorVA Extends all deadlines for permits, inspections, etc. set to expire on Oct. 31 until Nov. 9, 2012.

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Paul chose to #VoteEarly today in his hometown, Henderson #EastTX #ibleedtx #txsen http://t.co/Fmtankb3

Jim Moran (D) @Jim_Moran

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RT @ArlingtonVA: Hurricane Sandy Updates, http://t.co/Bgbv3m5Q

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

.@FEMA will offer assistance for housing & home repairs for #NJ affected & displaced by #Sandy. Visit http://t.co/dP3oEg80, call 1800621FEMA

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Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

One way we can all help those affected by Sandy is by donating canned goods and old clothes to the Red Cross. #Sandy

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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.

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