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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Donna Christensen (D) @DelegateDonna

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@delegatedonna: @mmitch08 yes I will be running for USVI governor.

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I invite you to "like" my official government page and keep up-to-date on the latest information from the nation's... http://t.co/0Z7Le8MFDV

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Senator Joe Manchin (D) @Sen_JoeManchin

Yesterday, our staff spent the day in Helvetia in Randolph County. #Day95 #Project365 http://t.co/ldrPYf41hm

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Staff went to 1st Summit on Sex Trafficking 2day @PhxChildrens. We r ready 2 work w/ @PhoenixPolice @MayorStanton & @ASU 2 stop this in AZ.

Senator Jack Reed (D) @SenJackReed

U.S. Job Creation Best in Five Years http://t.co/Osh1VQYqGk

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Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Today we recognize Student Debt Day. Student debt has nearly quadrupled in ten years, yet student loan interest... http://t.co/BhsX6YfVeF

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Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

Please help support I [heart] Equal Pay!, add a #Twibbon now! http://t.co/8xoefq2FC0

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Bill Owens (D) @BillOwensNY

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Rep. Bill Owens Introduces Bipartisan “Spending Reduction Act” to cut the deficit and implement reasonable federal spending cuts. More h...

John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

RT @repjohnlewis: Only 26 days until student loan rates double to 6.8%. We must relieve our young people of the burden of debt. #DontDoubleMyRate

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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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