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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Senator Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Pleasure speaking with African Union Commission Chair Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma at US-African Leaders Summit http://t.co/y7bcscDTsK

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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RT @LWVMiamiDade: Working Women Vote Town Hall @JoeGarcia listening to the community @DwightBullard @SFVoices #miamiwomenvote http://t.co/VEyyo8aArY

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Jerry Cannon (D) @Cannon4Congress

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Every vote matters. A non-voters vote gives more weight to an opponents cause. Thanks again for all you have done! http://t.co/ZjxBLZ4VSw

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Hakeem Jeffries (D) @RepJeffries

We should all care about #incomeinequality if we care about our natoin's economic well-being http://t.co/14mWZGxCNr

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Chris Murphy (D) @ChrisMurphyCT

Awesome turnout (inc Mr. Potato Head) for launch of CT Food Bank GROW mobile food bank in #NewHaven.

Cooper for Congress (D) @CoopForCongress

We say goodbye to two great interns soon!cooperforcongress's photo http://t.co/YGLQX4jcNj

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Braley for Iowa (D) @TeamBraley

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RT @BruceBraley: Thanks to Field Organizer Jacob Derzon for your hard work in North Central Iowa. @TeamBraley @iowademocrats #92Days http://t.co/I0FdqPgz2I

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Rep. Dan Maffei (D) @RepDanMaffei

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RT @thetechgarden: Great conversations with @DanMaffeiNY today for Startup Day Across America! #startup2014 http://t.co/bz4csC6jEf

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Callis for Illinois (D) @callis4illinois

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I'm in Decatur tonight for the National Night Out event. Great to be alongside so many community leaders! #IL13 http://t.co/IPqeYPOLav

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Betty McCollum (D) @BettyMcCollum04

Thanking veterans at @AmericanLegion Post 557 for their continued service to our country #NationalNightOut http://t.co/dn0vBaosmK

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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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