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. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

@petermccoyforsc My strong energy leanings have me liking "Frac Daddy" too. Owned by Montana oilman!! #itsmyluckyday #triplecrown #tcot

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

Double steal at Nats vs Pirates led by Ryan Zimmerman now in scoring position! #GoNats #Natitude

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

Zimmerman in scoring position on double steal puts Nats ahead when he scores on Sac Fly by Moore! Top of 9th! Go Nats! #Natitude #tcot

Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
NASA developing tablet-based app for Alaska pilots (from @AP) http://t.co/nDIeoLHzxd

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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Congressional Art Competition Winner Announced! Thank you to all of those who participated and thank you to the... http://t.co/GCXndidGv1

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Jim Renacci (R) @RepJimRenacci

Check out this road map view of my district work week! I had a great week meeting with constituents and visiting... http://t.co/rp2G7cieBS

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Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

House GOP is focused on helping hardworking moms and dads better balance work time and #YourTime http://t.co/gFrTGAIHMk

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I just voted for Congressional Cemetery to receive funding from @PartnersinPres https://t.co/BsOAtHEb6m #PreserveDMV

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Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Held back on some UW projects @ building commission to get more answers on budget.

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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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