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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Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

.@rjdriscoll @GovMalloyOffice with all due respect, talk to those who are demanding massive budget cuts, sequestrations, refusing to invest

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @markmasca: @RepJoeGarcia Great having you on...Hopefully you'll be back soon!

Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

Dont call it a come back! #MD crabcakes about to edge out buffalo wings in @rollcall's Taste of America. You can still vote & show #MdPride

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Welcome to Miami @Uber ! Use my Uber promo code, 18y34, and get $10 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at http://t.co/BJMj4fMnQV.

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

one person followed me // automatically checked by http://t.co/N1J73hdKki

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Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Great to march in today's @PRparadeNYC and to greet the folks attending the parade. Thanks for the warm greetings. http://t.co/IFXeN2Cq0o

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Dan Maffei (D) @DanMaffeiNY

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It was a beautiful day to visit with volunteers at the opening of the NY Dem Committee field office. On to November! http://t.co/K4dT58fMmy

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Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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This week on twitter: 41 new followers, 27 new unfollowers and followed 35 people via http://t.co/2qiV9C4msG

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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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