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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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @socalmoslem: @keithellison looking forward to seeing u at #cadem14 in #LosAngeles tomorrow! Go'luck w/ #cairpac fundraiser too, wont b able 2 make that

Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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Today I’m thinking about all the women who have influenced me throughout my life. Happy International Women’s Day! -DB #mapoli #MAGov14

Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

Let me know who you are picking in this week’s @NASCAR #Kobalt400 @LVMotorSpeedway #OnlyInDistrict1

Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Proud to swear in my 2014 Congressional Youth Cabinet with STL County Exec @CharleyDooley #youngleaders http://t.co/jHvzWoRCL6

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Emily Cain (D) @CainforCongress

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This is about providing access to health care to families who are working hard just to make ends meet. #mepolitics http://t.co/SpfxAmg03v

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Doug Gansler (D) @DougGansler

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RT @BACOPoliceFire: We found her. ^JW

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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RT @grayquay: @ErinforPA for Congress. Because PA12 deserves a Congresswoman who can explain what Jay-Z meant by "Eat the cake, Anna Mae".

Chris Murphy (D) @ChrisMurphyCT

On the bus to Medgar Evans' house in Jackson, Mississippi. #FPI14 https://t.co/b5bdIPWviw

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Today we honor the bravery & valor of USCG Off. Charles Sexton during commissioning of the new cutter in #KeyWest http://t.co/wFT8DhO6Tx

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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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