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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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

My week on twitter: 53 Mentions, 551K Mention Reach, 24 Replies, 47 Retweets, 110K Retweet Reach. via http://t.co/z1acppcled

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Peter Shumlin (D) @GovPeterShumlin

#VT leads the pack again. More local food equals more local jobs, and it's healthy too! https://t.co/LVVD08OX5J

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Bellows for Senate (D) @Bellows4Senate

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Shenna is currently speaking on WVOM about the #grassroots nature of our campaign: 93% of our donations the last 3 months were under $100.

Bellows for Senate (D) @Bellows4Senate

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Shenna spoke this morning about the #grassroots nature of our campaign: 93% of our donations were under $100. Thanks for your support!

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Office of Sen. Coons (D) @SenCoonsOffice

Here’s Sen. Coons at the Delmarva Poultry dinner with the CEO and chairman of Harim and MD Comptroller Peter Franchot http://t.co/Crj9BDfI2e

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Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) @RepStephenLynch

RT @bostonherald: "We will lose seats in the House ...and we may lose the Senate"- @RepStephenLynch on @HeraldRadio #Obamacare http://t.co/xJdtgjxK9Y

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Rep. Susan Davis (D) @RepSusanDavis

Outrageous - People across the globe who cry out "Never Again" should be alarmed by this development. http://t.co/ZQLxv8NaHZ

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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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