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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Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

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Click the LIKE button if you agree with President @Barack Obama & me that it's time to give Americans a raise!

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) @SenatorLeahy

Pleased the #FarmBill prevents deepest House cuts & keeps more legible families fed @HungerfreeVT

Quinn Campaign (D) @QuinnForIL

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RT @Thresholdsctrs: .@GovernorQuinn touts progress: more than 2,100 new supportive housing units so persons with disabilities have more choices #ILSOTS

Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

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Bruce Braley is fighting for #Iowa families, calling for an investigation into the sharp increase in propane prices. http://t.co/SQV49ZXq6b

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Alison L. Grimes (D) @AlisonForKY

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"What have you done to develop jobs in KY? Answer- very little!"- Betty from Bowling Green #NoJobsPlan cc @Team_Mitch http://t.co/C4U0exCkAU

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Alex Sink (D) @AlexSinkFlorida

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@lebronjames helped call #Pinellas residents at our @alexsinkflorida Take Your Voice to Washington… http://t.co/ilePx0wuUm

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Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

Join me for a Google Hangout 2/4 to discuss actions to combat campus sexual assault w/ @KnowYourIX, @NWLC, and @AAUW http://t.co/8eCiMpTgkQ

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Governor Pat Quinn (D) @GovernorQuinn

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Birth to 5 includes 3 keys: universal prenatal care; access to early care & learning opps; & strong parent support http://t.co/oapoAMlJoT

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Dear Dems, Don't fret over Henry Waxman's retirement. Get behind a new generation of leaders, starting with my... http://t.co/GfkcN3GQ4u

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Lloyd Doggett (D) @RepLloydDoggett

Visted w @foxaustin today re #SOTU & discussed fair pay for women, raising #minwage & passing #immigration reform http://t.co/vQlxysyoP4

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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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