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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Senator Tim Kaine (D) @timkaine

RT @jmartNYT: And @timkaine gets hometown boy welcome - notes event is "5 minutes from my house" on northside of richmond.

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

RT @HUDgov: #SecDonovan Administration is committed working w/ Congress, @NYGovCuomo, @MikeBloomberg to rebuild these comm in a strong resilient manner

Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

Run with Cory in New Brunswick tomorrow night, Rutgers campus 9:30 p.m.: https://t.co/vGJkqmQlt3

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Mark Udall (D) @MarkUdall

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Glad @WhiteHouse heeded my call to extend #ACA enrollment period. A common-sense step to deal w/ federal site issues:http://t.co/4W4XJdtJgr

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Pleased to report our office just got a got an amendment adopted at this morning’s Homeland Security Committee Markup http://t.co/PKSLXfaa3f

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Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

Run with Cory starting in a few minutes! 9:30 p.m., 130 College Ave in New Brunswick: http://t.co/QVSS5LceVf

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d wasserman schultz (D) @RepDWStweets

Great to meet with Israel Ambassador @AMBDermer today - found out his mom is a #FL constituent of mine! http://t.co/E1PbWlKY6D

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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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