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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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Growing up, we all learned that when your neighbors are struggling, you lend them a hand because you know they... http://t.co/pj4JWYH7T8

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

Braved yesterday's rain for a shot in front of the Dome w Jennifer, Erick, & Wyatt. Thx for paying me a visit! http://t.co/qXosbWsPCh

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Judy Chu (D) @RepJudyChu

RT @jacqklimas: .@RepJudyChu with pro-life protesters outside House hearing on using federal funds for abortions. http://t.co/72ee9DDzRV

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

#ConstituentSpotlight Howard Robinson 30 years, IL National Guard and learned good leadership http://t.co/UsF8gUYLOn http://t.co/3Mqg1z7eUV

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: I’m a cosponsor of HR 3824, to extend unemployment insurance benefits, because I stand by my friends in tough times http://t.co/ToIwYSQSWJ

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Michael McKenna (D) @Mike_McKenna1

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Click here: https://t.co/4ZKpSC8Rxl Purchase YOUR #voteblue T-shirt today and support my battle against the TEA PARTY! #mckennaforcongress

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

@Jill68527995 Democrats are still fighting & @SenatorReid has stated that he will bring the bill back up in the Senate later this month

Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) @Eloise4Congress

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Proud to be included on MSNBC's "Women to Watch in 2014" list! http://t.co/9hTuwVonZf via @msnbc

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Senator Harry Reid (D) @SenatorReid

Maria Contreras-Sweet is the first Latina nominee to lead SBA. Her private/public sector experience will help NV small biz.

Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

@ToddGloria Sorry to miss it. There's a nice contingent of XD1 staffers, who will be sympathetic and supportive. cc: @PamHardyMc @mapintar

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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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