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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Dina Titus (D) @dinatitus

RT @ZDZaragoza: .@nvdems are fired up and ready to go to elect @erinbilbray to Congress! http://t.co/qkFycBJpF6

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Nan Rich (D) @senatornanrich

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RT @HuffingtonPost: 10 ways to stop feeling bad about your body http://t.co/349tlKlUDe

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Thanks to Blue Congress for this ... http://t.co/FaZABuMCzY

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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

.@GerryConnolly highlights key role of @Jim_Moran in securing the funds to widen Rt 1 near @FortBelvoirVA, - staff http://t.co/Yk9V0GGWCQ

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Senator Kay Hagan (D) @SenatorHagan

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Increasing the minimum wage would mean a raise for 1.1 NCians and add'l $1.1 billion in economic activity in NC #RaisetheWage

Fred DuVal (D) @FredDuVal

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Small businesses represent 97% of all employers in AZ, that's why it's essential that we help them grow. #AZForward http://t.co/htkeNrSBGL

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

@PierluisiPNP Pide transparencia en Mensaje de Estado | El Vocero de Puerto Rico: http://t.co/1hHvK2NB8s

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help us replace an ideology that benefits the 1 percent with solutions for the middle class.... http://t.co/XQsHLoxjIy

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

My week on twitter: 33 Mentions, 50.5K Mention Reach, 34 Replies, 24 Retweets, 42.1K Retweet Reach. via http://t.co/z1acppcled

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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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