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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Gary Peters (D) @Peters4Michigan

(1/2) Building a strong economic future for MI is #1 reason I'm running for Senate. Gary is doing work that puts MI over party politics.

Gary Peters (D) @Peters4Michigan

(2/2) Today Sec. of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson accepted Gary's invitation to learn about need for a customs plaza. http://t.co/Li64hUoOnJ

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

@edshow Looking forward to speaking with you, Ed!

Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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RT @Fitz31: Beautiful day for Candidates & Cocktails in Groton @berwickforMA #magov #mapoli http://t.co/l4tHSkqlD2

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Day after tomorrow. YOU can help bring #realfamilyvalues to Congress. And you can help restore representation for... http://t.co/CM2Rw7OgPm

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Arrive at @Lowes downtown Philly for Anniversary for Dr & Mrs. Damone B Jones Sr. & Family.God is good ! http://t.co/KuY74msl1c

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Don Berwick (D) @berwickforMA

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It's time to build http://t.co/f2NXTeCu6F

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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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