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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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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http://t.co/QD5IDGR4

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Go Vote. http://t.co/bosQuCQ4

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Stay Up To Date on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts | #Sandy http://t.co/ATTnkJAg via @energy

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Frank R. Lautenberg (D) @FrankLautenberg

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W/ all #NJ counties now under federal disaster declaration, New Jerseyans impacted by #Sandy are encouraged to apply: http://t.co/7yVkxn6k

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Mark Pocan (D) @MarkPocan

What better way to enjoy an early Monday than w/me, your next #WISen @TammyBadlwinWI, @BarackObama & @Springsteen! RSVP http://t.co/rNCsN4kO

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Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

“This is your campaign. You have brought us this far.” Some motivation from President Obama in the final stretch: http://t.co/1pZJED4F

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @stinacristina: Asked a lady where she got her @SadlerTX shirt and she said, “You know what, I have an extra!” How nice of her! :) http://t.co/xH28xPSj

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Washington Gridlock or Texas Common Sense? #txsen #ibleedtxhttp://t.co/rFsjImtZ

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Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

"We're not moving backwards. We're moving forward." Confirm where you vote tomorrow: http://t.co/q9Olv1qf #Forward

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Barack Obama (D) @BarackObama

Confirm your voting location, then RT to make sure your friends know where to vote tomorrow: http://t.co/q9Olv1qf #Forward

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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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