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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Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

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I spent the morning greeting voters at the wonderful Mentor City Fest parade! http://t.co/6G9YgoblwO

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Rep. Bill Enyart (D) @RepBillEnyart

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A big thanks to Abbey for her hospitality at the St. Nicholas Brew Pub in #DuQuoin! http://t.co/FohtBmCq4S

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Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

We had a great crowd here in #Carbondale for #DayOfAction. Thank you, everyone, who came out across… http://t.co/zisyxycjMf

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Steven Horsford (D) @StevenHorsford

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RT @RepHorsford: Couldn't have asked for a better #LLWS2014 game. So proud of #MountainRidge, a truly #BattleBorn effort. Hats off to #JackieRobinsonWest!

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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22 years ago #hurricaneandrew hit Miami. Share your ideas for #hurricane related legislation http://t.co/YYzgyMPIik http://t.co/epDmKdjRos

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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Today's the 50th anniversary of Fanni Lou Hamer's famous #votingrights speech after being jailed & beaten in Winona. http://t.co/YP8rT5S5Zl

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Rocky Lara (D) @Lara4NewMexico

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RT @DWStweets: And watch out, @BadNewsBabes1, I've already recruited @Lara4NewMexico to play on the Members' @CWSoftballGame team!

Rocky Lara (D) @Lara4NewMexico

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RT @UKinUSA: Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time! http://t.co/QIDBQTBmmL

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Rep. Jim Costa (D) @RepJimCosta

My thoughts and prayers are with all those in the Bay Area who were affected by the earthquake.

Ellison for Congress (D) @EllisonCampaign

Learn more and sign the petition to support establishing Union Organizing as a Civil Right. http://t.co/BOfeaTNomm

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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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