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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Jan Brewer (R) @GovBrewer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The sun is out in Tampa. Great timing f tomorrow's start of the RNC, but our thoughts still with New Orleans and others facing storm.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Doing several interviews today at the #GOP2012 Convention. Today we're reminding @BarackObama: #WeBuiltIt #ObamaEconomy #tcot

Office of Gov Perry (R) @GovAbbott

RT @catblackfrazier: .@governorperry workin the convention floor, visiting w TX delegates earlier this evening #GOP2012 http://t.co/kVbgdHlh

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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Watch for @GovernorPerry to be on Fox News this afternoon from Tampa with Neal Cavuto.

CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

@PamBondi Great to meet the superstar FL Atty Gen. Let's repeal ObamaCare! #RNC2012

Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

Great speech by @MittRomney tonight. Proud to have a nominee w/the experience & plan to rebuild economy & grow jobs #RomneyRyan2012 #GOP2012

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

@MittRomney's speech last night was excellent! On to victory in November!

Diane Black (R) @RepDianeBlack

RT @allison_huff: .@Washingtonian names @repdianeblack "Rising Star" in 2012 Best & Worst of Congress https://t.co/4shodUx2

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Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

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#Homer Township is celebrating 150 years today! #Alaska

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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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