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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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Romney's Super PAC probably working on an ad about it. “@samyoungman: Gingrich told CPAC today he is a "very bad golfer."

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT “@unitedrep: 'Original Tea Partier' at #CPAC tells us the Founding Fathers would drag lobbyists out" http://t.co/e8araggl

Spencer Bachus (R) @BachusAL06

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Protect Religious Liberty! #consciencerights #religious liberty #HR1179

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @DeUceDouble: they shoulda let @buddyroemer in da debates

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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#THIS@WillHarrison9: @BuddyRoemer #countrybeforeparty very good sir, I tried to tell @MartyVanBuren the same thing!”

Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

Having a great time at the Lincoln Day dinner at the Peppermill in Reno

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@HermanCainsHat Super Fanny PAC? LOL.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

Most conservative electable candidate, a la WFB, Jr MT @washingtonpost: Mitt Romney wins #CPAC straw poll with 38 percent of the vote.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT “@riseofthecenter: Help a FANTASTIC documentary about partisan rancor tearing our country apart" http://t.co/DmmYbBee

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

@CatholicLisa that article is from 9/13, it looks like. I believe reports of her death are accurate.

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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.

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