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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Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Stopped by Combs Bakery in Wilmington after Sam's Meats. Taking donuts down to Moscow, OH with us. http://t.co/A7r3vOeO

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Vern and I are ready for #Iditarod 40! Come to Downtown Anchorage and join us for the start of the Last Great Race! http://t.co/ZSO3Pwwe

CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

Fun to attend the WA St Presidential primary this morning. Can't wait to hear the statewide results.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Verne & I are ready for #Iditarod 40! Come to Downtown Anchorage and join us for the start of the Last Great Race! http://t.co/ZSO3Pwwe

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Making a stop at MA's Gourmet Dogs at the #Iditarod http://t.co/achn7LB7

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Lincoln-Reagan Dinner from Bowling Green State University (Broadcasting live at http://t.co/Mm5Iljxj)

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

@neo82 Absolutely. Thank you precinct 6144 and all the great Washingtonians who participated in their caucuses today.

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Photos from Sen. McConnell's office: Taken during tour of West Liberty, Ky. on Sat. March 3, 2012 http://t.co/xOvaZteI

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Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Cool, I'm about to reach 3,500 followers! See the rest of my stats at Twitter Counter: http://t.co/dgBzN45E

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Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

Amash goes to extremes for more than his BBA. He's just as stubborn when it comes to the Constitution, which tends... http://t.co/PioHRswS

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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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