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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Mark Schauer (D) @MarkSchauer

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RT @JPughMI: Hey @TheLaurenLoren why'd you delete this? http://t.co/r5jHJ7sU4U

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Welcome back DC college students! Colonials, Hoyas, Firebirds, Bison (x2), Cardinals, Tigers - Have a safe, productive & fun fall semester.

Charlie Crist (D) @CharlieCrist

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Escúchame en vivo ahora con @enagendaradio en 1440 AM Orlando! http://t.co/cjdvTRp0Vo

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Scott Peters CA-52 (D) @ScottPetersCA52

RT @alexroth3: Even by Carl DeMaio's standards, his latest ad is utterly deceptive: http://t.co/5KKMg2DrJf

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Ron Barber (D) @RonBarberAZ

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Polls are closing at 7pm so it's not too late to vote! Find your polling location: https://t.co/oFaMuzIe3p

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

EN VIVO: Firma de siete medidas de ley. Conoce cuáles son AHORA por http://t.co/bOnNjUcR6m

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Domenic M. Recchia (D) @DomenicRecchia

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RT @SalAlbaneseNYC: @RossBarkan The DCC is going to unleash an unprecedented field operation to elect @DomenicRecchia in my neighborhood? God help us all

Domenic M. Recchia (D) @DomenicRecchia

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RT @RossBarkan: The DCCC promises to unleash an "unprecedented" field operation against Michael Grimm http://t.co/rMYPffzLpc

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Steve Bullock (D) @GovernorBullock

Students at Missoula College will soon have access to cutting edge classrooms & technology http://t.co/kSGfu6K1jO

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Kevin Strouse (D) @StrouseForPA

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When it comes to comes to a woman’s healthcare choices, Mike Fitzpatrick is just like Tom Corbett. #BucksDeservesBetter

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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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