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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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

VIDEO: Math Corps finding the area http://t.co/jfeKeUogOH

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Festival.global http://t.co/cVd7xYzvPI Stay Tuned.I am going address Central Park from DC .Global Citizen.Working here,supporting there.

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

I am getting ready to address Festival.global http://t.co/cVd7xYzvPI from DC stay tuned.Working here,supporting there.Global Education.

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @TerryMcAuliffe

Thanks to delegate candidate @HungNguyen1 for helping me kick off a packed canvass in Centreville! #TeamTerry #VAGov http://t.co/ADPHqNUtcs

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

For me the choice is clear to keep Virginia on a same & growing path - Terry McAuliffe. #VAGov http://t.co/Bbk9JxZqRb

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Rep. Tim Ryan (D) @RepTimRyan

I'm ready for the series finally of #BreakingBad tonight!

Elijah E. Cummings (D) @RepCummings

I will be on MSNBC tonight at 5pm for a special on the potential government shutdown. Please tune-in. @msnbc

Carl Sciortino (D) @carlsciortino

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A big thanks to @LWVLVV for hosting a great candidates forum this afternoon in #Wayland!

Carl Sciortino (D) @carlsciortino

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I was proud to run for office & win during the gay marriage debates in MA, but we still have much work to ensure equality nationally #ma5

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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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