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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Michael Cole (D) @lifebymkc

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Please RSVP: May 7 Candidate Committee Meeting http://t.co/kA53CYED2Y

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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RT @AlisonForKY: RT This --> Kentucky deserves a Senator who cares more about creating Kentucky jobs than protecting his own #kysen http://t.co/VBng0NmE98

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Eric Swalwell (D) @ericswalwell

RT @SusanDV: @ericswalwell Thx for visiting Salt Ponds project on 4/22. KTVU story at: https://t.co/PJyWdzIYJy Thx for doing interview on short notice!

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

Will be in studio w/@JoelKFGO at 9am CT 2 talk abt #humantrafficking & mtgs w/@FAANews Admin. Huerta, @SecretaryFoxx http://t.co/Tt2i17kOkc

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Alison L. Grimes (D) @AlisonForKY

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It's reprehensible that @Team_Mitch believes it isn't his job to help KY families struggling to make ends meet #kysen http://t.co/unXtOJ1dbG

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) @SenatorBaldwin

This morning, Tammy visited Waukesha's @GEHealthcare to learn more about their #MadeInWi innovations: http://t.co/dXDFi8IPNs

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) @SenatorHeitkamp

.@AARP_ND & @SBAgov are offering workshop for 50+ yr olds in Fargo tmrw on how to start a business. RSVP here: http://t.co/yaTok3pzug

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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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