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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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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Retweet if you agree—Joni Ernst's Koch Brothers-backed agenda is #WrongForIowa: http://t.co/rMTbWP2aDy http://t.co/mkMXLFnAII

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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The #waronwomen persists, care of @KeithRothfus, @georgewillf, @ToddAkin. Fight back: http://t.co/bj4EIygOJ7.

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Michael Cole (D) @lifebymkc

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@Marmel @MomsDemand @shannonrwatts thank you.

Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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This week on twitter: 70 new followers, 28 new unfollowers and followed 555 people via http://t.co/2qiV9C4msG

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Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @marcylauren: Eric Cantor's campaign manager has a lot of excuses for blowing his job http://t.co/0WfHuYlExc via @dailykos

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Andrew Romanoff (D) @andrewromanoff

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Our entry & the rest of the flock after the race. No sign of the opposition; already a lame duck? http://t.co/UyfBwcD1Db

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Andrew Romanoff (D) @andrewromanoff

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http://t.co/t6NivWb97c

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Shayan For Congress (D) @shayanmodarres

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Happy Fathers Day / Feliz dia de los perros to all the fathers out there, straight or gay #TeamShayan #ShayanForCongress #FEARLESS

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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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