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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Ellison for Congress (D) @EllisonCampaign

Thank you MN's 5th District voters! I am honored to have represented you in DC these past 7 years! http://t.co/9zr9yHBzP4

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

RT @edatpost: How @RepCuellar spent his October recess: Meeting the presidente of #Mexico http://t.co/xMzZzXjEmZ"

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: As part of my Economic Development Tour I learned about docimeters at LANDAUER today, fascinating stuff! #science http://t.co/f3FKOj8xjI

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: The IL House voted to allow same-sex marriage. Congrats to those who have waited so long for equality #IL4M http://t.co/bRgsmwXy2W

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: Thank you to Meadowview Principal Nelson for letting me be principal for a day. Better not get sent to the principal! http://t.co/o1acWwPFH1

Rosa DeLauro (D) @rosadelauro

Joined local advocates, next #NHV Mayor Toni Harp this am to discuss progress on Pond Lily dam removal http://t.co/eSsjSL3WYa

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Jerry McNerney (D) @RepMcNerney

w/Randy Chittenden of #CCTA touring the Caldecott Tunnel. The new bore will improve transit for #ContraCosta & #CA9 http://t.co/29L40hWZTO

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Kevin Strouse (D) @StrouseForPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Like the campaign on Facebook for more detailed updates. Share with your friends so we can get the word out!https://t.co/HvAtDMB42G

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Mark Warner (D) @MarkWarner

RT @BlueStarFamily: Virginia #milfams: Senator Mark Warner cordially invites you to a Commonwealth Coffee. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013... http://t.co/OUs2k2xDiC

Natalie Tennant (D) @NatalieTennant

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/ORxEb0Svfj

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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.

Get the archive data file.