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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Jeanne Shaheen (D) @JeanneShaheen

#TBT to a Granite State summer with Billy, Nico and a cameo by Coach. Who is ready for T-shirt weather again? http://t.co/nMbpoXiTwN

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Sheila Jackson Lee (D) @JacksonLeeTX18

The time is now! [#] of days left. #BlackMenEnroll to #GetCovered now. It’s easy on http://t.co/YPwH2KQ99V

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Adriano Espaillat (D) @EspaillatNY

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RT @JesseCampoamor: #tbt Chuck with Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr., Freddy, and Adriano Espaillat http://t.co/aq1Y1yk9uF

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Hobbs for Congress (D) @RudyforCongress

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RT @EdgarVann: Such an honor to have Michigan representative @rudyhobbs pour into our 37th anniversary @SecondEb: https://t.co/EDt1ax20IB @Lady_Vann

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Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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RT @730_DC: RJL: "we have to get rid of career politicians" Allen: "politicians are like diapers. Change them often." No love for those at #DCdebate

Senator Chris Coons (D) @ChrisCoons

@DCTale Thanks, yeah, the "tweet for chris" page is totally new. Creates an easy way for people to 'volunteer' no matter where they live.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

RT @lirugani: Can we please vote these a-holes out of Congress? Utterly disgusting. Except @RepSwalwell. He can stay. http://t.co/SvmNK4DYp1

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Alison L. Grimes (D) @AlisonForKY

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RT @JustinBarasky: #kysen RT @mpoindc: Hah. McConnell's campaign being called out during CBS pregame for his Duke ad flub Lotttttttta Kentucky voters tuning in

RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

Jackson needs strong, competent leadership. I've taken a good look at each of the candidates and have decided who I am supporting.

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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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