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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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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If you want to help rebuild the middle-class with pragmatic solutions, I need you to click here & sign up today: http://t.co/9LyNlTf2RL

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Ron Barber (D) @RonBarberAZ

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It’s starting right now, @azstudents! We’re rallying to #keepcollegeaffordable outside @UofA student union.

Jay Stamper (D) @jay_stamper

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Ironic but what would the GOP do w/out African Americans? Racism seems to be the one thing they rely on to hold their party together.

Shayan For Congress (D) @shayanmodarres

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@Schmalby hey can you shoot me a text when you get a chance? (407) 408-0494 thanks

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D) @RepZoeLofgren

It's a rainy day in Washington, DC, but that didn't stop me from taking a test drive in the passenger seat of... http://t.co/ADWGvHiccn

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) @SenatorBaldwin

Hard-working families paid a steep price for reckless actions of others when all they ever asked was for their hard to be rewarded #FairShot

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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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