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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Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

FACT CHECK: @davidgill2012 would raise taxes on all families to fund his single-payer healthcare plan #IL13Debate

Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

Farmers need certainty and that is why the Farm Bureau has endorsed @electrodneyil http://t.co/WBldcs2Z #IL13Debate

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Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

Education is the key to the future of our country. @electrodneyil will continue to support Pell Grants #IL13Debate

Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

FACT CHECK: @ElectRodneyIL has never stated he supports the Ryan Budget #IL13Debate

Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

FACT CHECK: 88% of donors to @ElectRodneyIL campaign are individuals and 92% of those individuals are from IL #IL13Debate #IL13

Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy that is why the NFIB has endorsed @ElectRodneyIL http://t.co/DSuhXz4l

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Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

FACT CHECK: @ElectRodneyIL supports an all of the above energy policy #IL13Debate #IL13

Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

@ElectRodneyIL is proud of being a public servant for nearly 20 years #IL13Debate #IL13

Rodney Davis (R) @ElectRodney

.@DavidGill2012 doesn't believe Dodd Frank went far enough #IL13Debate #IL13

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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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