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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Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

Sick of Washington’s spending habits? Sign the Balanced Budget Amendment Petition today: http://t.co/yV4iD5Kv #BBA #NVsen

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Federal failure to secure the border puts Arizonans’ homes, businesses, and livelihoods at risk every day. http://t.co/UcbSiqk4

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Tomorrow I will formerly end my bid for the GOP nomination and begin my run as an Independent candidate for President. (1/2)

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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And, yes! I will be tweeting tonight's CNN debate. Wouldn't miss it. #cnndebate

Rep. Jon Runyan (R) @RepJonRunyan

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Speaking with the Asbury Park Press Editorial Board about my first year in Congress http://t.co/YaJrcyIy

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Sgt. James Hensley from @DaltonGeorgia awarded Bronze Star for heroics in Afghanistan! @starsandstrips @usarmy @gagop http://t.co/CyyMv2O5

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Appearing on @Morning Majority tmrw @ 8:35am to #risingcostofgas & my plan to lower #fedgastax. Please tune in! @wmal http://t.co/OJU86bhY

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@DNDailyPolitics Severely managed.

Fred Karger (R) @fredkarger

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RT @markzbarabak: Candidates sitting in Mesa, Arizona debating the Detroit, Michigan auto bailout tells you where the real fight lies #cnndebate

Fred Karger (R) @fredkarger

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RT @ZLStillings: @fredkarger - wish you were in there for some sense on social policies

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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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