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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Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) @RepBobGibbs

TransportGOP Chairman Mica and my statement on the Clean Water Act's 40th Anniversary: http://t.co/WzQ2VEU1

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

pleasure to meet you!

Jason Plummer (R) @JasonPlummer

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The President & his allies have waged a war on #coal. In Congress, I will fight for coal and #jobs in #il12. http://t.co/KyiVBh7b

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Karen Harrington (R) @Karen4Congress

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RT @Bocalegend: @Karen4Congress Endorsements: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Michele Bachmann, Mark Rubin & more. (New Link) http://t.co/9oYwzuRj

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) @SenatorSessions

Sen. Sessions will be interviewed on Birmingham's 100 WAPI today at around 4:30 CT. You can listen live here: http://t.co/80Zm9xVE

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Gary DeLong (R) @GaryDeLong

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I’ve been humbled by the support I’ve received—keep up the good work! I want to work for #CA47, and that won’t change in Washington.

Karen Harrington (R) @Karen4Congress

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@coolertech1977 No...will be walking #FL23 meeting voters!

Dean Heller (R) @SenDeanHeller

RT @RGJRayHagar: To @RepBerkley and @SenDeanHeller staffs, if you get to Bahamas, please send a postcard to my Sparks, NV address.

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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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