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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Frank D. Lucas (R) @FrankDLucas

SEVEN TIMES MORE part time jobs created than full time under Obama. RT if you think Obama could spend less time on golf & more on the econ!

Senator Rubio Press (R) @SenRubioPress

RT @marcorubio: Great reaction 2day in Jacksonville to our effort to defund #Obamacare. Sign the petition at http://t.co/b5BScsnndl. http://t.co/kYDE3bIFC6

Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

@YoungCons #LiberalLogic One man's treasure should be other men's treasure

Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

RT y Apoya al Gobernador @BrianSandoval para una mejor educación en Nevada! http://t.co/i79RBwZjnX

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Andrew Walter (R) @_Andrew_Walter

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@DougHaller: Former ASU star Mike Haynes taking in practice. He addressed team last night. #asutop50 http://t.co/jwtCT9fKDa

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Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

RT @Mass_HHS: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission summer internship program helps students work 8 week paid internships http://t.co/u1giZKAxEH

Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I am traveling today to Rock Hill, NC to speak at the GPS Conservatives for Action PAC meeting tonight from 6-8pm... http://t.co/xWvk1Y7YQB

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Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

Congratulations to the @CityofBryan for being named Top City for Job Seekers in Texas! http://t.co/gN3WifwdR1

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Gary Gerrard (R) @GaryGerrard10

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Come for the politics, stay for the Pye. @jaseliberty is back. Peach Pundit http://t.co/IifK2AoUan

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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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