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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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Senator Scott Howell (D) @VoteScottHowell

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RT @peterson_john: The same mindless voting that puts @OrinnHatch back to D.C. will keep Hussain Obama in the W.H....

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @kstrather: Today is the last day of early voting in TX. Don't forget to vote a straight Democratic ticket! I endorse @SadlerTX & @BarackObama

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @La_Raconteur: Cast my ballot early & voted for two of my favorite legislators: @SadlerTX for U.S. Senate & Rep. @ElliottNaishtat, who rocks my district!

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Final day to #VoteEarly, y'all! Please get it done… and take your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors! • http://t.co/P0FEyoCF

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @julestx: Voted early for @SadlerTX for U.S. Senate! Look him up and consider voting for him. :)

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @mandycherie: My boyfriend, best friend, g-ma and I all voted for @SadlerTX for U.S. Sen. We want TX politics not Tea Party Politics! #ibleedtx #txsen

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Last day to #VoteEarly! Be sure to support these great Democrats: @NLampson, @PeteGallego, and @RoseforCongress! #txsen #FF

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