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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GusBilirakis (R) @RepGusBilirakis

Hey, all! A friend of mine is looking to sublease her apartment in the District. Let me know if you or someone... http://t.co/HLqE8nvr

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

@MittRomney's energy plan stands in stark contrast to @BarackObama's 4 yr war on affordable energy. http://t.co/lR7wc1UL

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Todd Akin (R) @ToddAkin

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You're support has been overwhelming! Let's finish the day strong & reach $125,000. Chip-in $5 in these last minutes! https://t.co/PZAfBLWg

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Gov.Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

Now is the time for you and your family to make sure you have the proper supplies and plans in place for Isaac.... http://t.co/a9Ht5uoO

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

WATCH: @RepCanseco wraps up the works he's done for #SmallBiz and #jobs this week in Texas' 25th District --> http://t.co/GHB95ACI

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Rep. Scott Rigell (R) @RepScottRigell

Wonderful to spend time today with pastors on the Eastern Shore! http://t.co/ckhN2u8u

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Gov.Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

Live now on @FNC with Rick Leventhal about storm preps in #Alabama #Isaac

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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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