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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Branko Radulovacki (D) @DrRadForSenate

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What a great afternoon spent canvassing with Susan. http://t.co/2IPglHR5sQ

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Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

Will be on the @jfradioshow in again few minutes #va

Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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#KochBrothers are corroding our electoral system with super PAC money - including in #OH14. #BadForDemocracy

Michael McKenna (D) @Mike_McKenna1

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@DemsAbroadMad Yes! Please send me an email to michaelmckenna@mckennaforcongress.com with all the details. I look forward to speaking with.

Trish4Congress (D) @Trish4Congress

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@Mad30 Otherwise, don't make assumptions about me. Typical asshole. @ZeitgeistGhost @slsdem

Governor Mark Dayton (D) @GovMarkDayton

MN Jobs Bill: 33,000 New jobs 28% invested in statewide programs 34% invested in Greater MN 38% invested in Twin Cities #BetterMN

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Western PA values! RT@ad_stokes: Our candidate @erinforpa drives herself around on Election Day. #NoFrills http://t.co/6lfFtHyz9a

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

Join me in celebrating the contributions of the Asian Pacific American community to the arts, economy, culture of WA http://t.co/D5wIEeB5tE

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Bellows for Senate (D) @Bellows4Senate

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Think we need to reign in the surveillance state? @KatrinaNation says we need leaders like @shennabellows! Read more: http://t.co/8XeB7CXe6Q

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Doug Gansler (D) @DougGansler

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RT @MayorGrant: The Tent is large & there is room for YOU to support @DougGansler & @joleneivey as Governor & Lt. Governor for #Md. Join the #winning team!

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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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