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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Warren Christopher (D) @WC4Congress

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Join Us on February 6th for my campaign kick-off! Click here to RSVP! https://t.co/TyPoE2qKYS http://t.co/qmhdU8BZJO

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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As a mom, a daughter and a career therapist, I have compassion for struggling Americans. I promise to always put... http://t.co/nLvkajeyW6

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Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

RT @HUDgov: Seattle is turning Yesler Terrace around thru #HUD Choice Neighborhoods, to make it an opportunity and econ growth center.

Rep. Jared Polis (D) @RepJaredPolis

Do you want to get in on a Colorado delegation Super Bowl wager again the Washington delegation? If so, what district product would you ...

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @MikeforIllinois: With @SierraClubIL's Jack Darin, @robinkelly, @ccctu1600 VP formally announcing my campaign for Treasurer! #MikeforIL http://t.co/mCjG1p4Dmz

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André Carson (D) @RepAndreCarson

2013 Breakdown--introduced 12 bills, the most bills among Indiana's delegation. http://t.co/ZXWVA3mtwk

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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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