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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Lois Frankel (D) @LoisFrankel

Our vols made 45k calls today-- helping us break 475k! Come in for an hour tomorrow and help us hit 1/2 a mil! http://t.co/yIDpqKR3 #FL22

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Hey #Houston! Volunteer with the @HarrisCoDems tomorrow! #txsen #forward #GOTV #victoryhttp://t.co/gZmsdrag

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Frank R. Lautenberg (D) @FrankLautenberg

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Limited #PATH service back tomorrow. 5am to 10pm. Open stops: Journal Sq, Grove St, Newport, 14th, 23rd & 33rd St. http://t.co/GE9zVXwu

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Proud to be endorsed by the Austin American @Statesman #txsen #ibleedtx #forwardhttp://t.co/39Quwhcl

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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The polls open in less than 13 hours! #GOTV #txsen #ibleedtx

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Social Media will be big tomorrow, be part of the Sadler Social Media Task Force! #txsenhttp://t.co/XTqnf2uo

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Do you know where to #vote tomorrow? #txsen #ibleedtx #forwardhttp://t.co/P0FEyoCF

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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ELECTION DAY INFORMATION: Polls open from 7am to 7pm tomorrow, and anyone in line by 7pm will be allowed to vote!... http://t.co/XgA7IE9W

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Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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Have all of your Twitter followers and Facebook friends voted? I didn't think so… The stakes are high, let's #GOTV the next #24hrs#txsen

Paul Sadler (D) @ForwardTX

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@OmarVillafranca Sorry I missed your call, Omar! We are busy gearing up for tomorrow! I believe my campaign has spoken w/ you 2x tonight.

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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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