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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Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

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Governor Signs 229 Bills, Continuing a Year of Progress http://t.co/rRr6VfwuAx #HIGov #HINews

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Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

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RT @DLoesch: What? @andrewbrenner Saw u ONCE at a rally. Does NOT give you right to look up our # call and yell about Twitter discussion! INAPPROPRIATE

Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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RT @rcowell14: Some of our most dedicated volunteers are excited to make calls for @TeamBraley tonight! #ibackbruce #iasen http://t.co/HzJm3LjGzT

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Al McAffrey (D) @AlMcAffrey

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Great turnout so far! We're here tip 8. Come by, say hi, grab a cookie & learn how you can help our campaign. #Im4AL http://t.co/SDHKTviwvY

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Sean Patrick Maloney (D) @spmaloney

Check out "The Fireworks at Randy and Sean's Wedding" on Vimeo http://t.co/ZYQosKP8Xr #Vimeo #aerialdrone #fireworks #wedding

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Jennifer Garrison (D) @GarrisonForOhio

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The @Reds win 4 straight games against the @Cubs. That's what we call a series sweep! #Reds

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

RT @CheyenneSoSweet: I love my internship so much! I just want everyone to know how great the DC office is! @RepBetoORourke is the best, be sure to follow him!(:

Amy Klobuchar (D) @amyklobuchar

.@chuckgrassley & I press for probe of report that #oil companies blocked #ethanol | http://t.co/B8Jl7beHPo #NDpol #Bakken #Energy

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/dRRuCMIcY1 McDermott on Economic Fairness | MSNBC's Politics Nation | 7 9 14

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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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