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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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

BETO: CBP defines the US/MX border as 100 miles w/ in the US border.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

BETO: We have to have the correct balance security and liberty.

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @tyre64: Congradulations to @ErinforPA for what sounds like a clear win in her debate tonight.

Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

My week on twitter: 30 New Followers, 98 Mentions, 259K Mention Reach, 19 Replies, 41 Retweets. via http://t.co/z1acppcled

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
One week until the Primary Election! Please consider volunteering for our campaign to bring pragmatic... http://t.co/QuW9L3jOKJ

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Trish4Congress (D) @Trish4Congress

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Intactivists should watch: http://t.co/Itq3g4ICD7. #i2 :-) @jakelodwick @adamconover

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Rep. Marc Veasey (D) @RepVeasey

At the groundbreaking of the new site 4 Southeast Community Health Ctr in #FortWorth w/ @RepKayGranger & @NTACHC #TX33 #DFW

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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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