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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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

Another wonderful constituent from the Southland! http://t.co/n2lqEQ4ctC

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT to spread the word about our upcoming Workforce Training Seminar in Thomasville, AL! http://t.co/cuKvlc78kc

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

With my Dad and KMOV-TV anchor Robin Smith as we dedicated the Congressman William L. Clay, Sr. bridge #proudson http://t.co/suRhc7rgcH

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Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

RT @ErinSchrode: New Jersey, are you voting for @CoryBooker in the special #election this Weds? He's who we need in DC right now (and always)! @Booker4Senate

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

RT @PRKDMc: Orgulloso de la participación de mi hijo @KevinMc51 y de @pedropierluisi en este reportaje: http://t.co/ABRABEKyna

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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RT @StephenMcDuffie: @JoeGarcia @SEIU We already have immigration laws why must we treat those that are illegal better than those that are legal?My wife is legal

Tim Bishop (D) @TimBishopNY

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ICYMI: Earlier this week I along w/ @RepMurphyFL led 200 House members in urging @SpeakerBoehner to call a vote on clean CR. Rd letter...

Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @JoshSchwerin: Maybe campaigning with Ted Cruz wasn't the greatest idea in the world

Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Let's bring jobs, commerce and economic opportunity to North St. Louis. #jobs#newbeginning http://t.co/YtGza7lfhy

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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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