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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RT @jmcaninch68: Texans pls vote for @SadlerTX for US Senate from Texas. http://t.co/Ls7GBSNn

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Remember, the polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you do NOT have to have a photo ID #txsen #ibleedtxhttp://t.co/wlPI2I5u

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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"he led bipartisan reform" #txsen #bipartisanship #forward #ibleedtx #txlege #gotvhttp://t.co/xvQHBSZP

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Hey #ElPaso! Volunteer with the El Paso Democrats! #txsen #forward #GOTVhttp://t.co/EjTsF48X

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Why will YOU be voting Democrat in this year's #TXsen race? Tweet me and I will RT the best responses! #ibleedtx #forward #txd2012

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Experience matters. Let's move Texas #forward. #txsen #txlege #GOTVhttp://t.co/Ht0obm7Z

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @johncsheppard: @SadlerTX " What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant." -RFK

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @JaimesonPaul: Hey Texas kids, don't forget to vote for @SadlerTX tomorrow. Change at a State level is a good thing.

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @aaronstew12: @SadlerTX #txsen I voted democratic because its the only way these days! Bipartisan diverse open minded progressives is what we need!

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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RT @WyattBertsch: @SadlerTX because there is a difference between a fervid lack of compromise and reasonable bipartisanship.

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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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