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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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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I pledged to vote for Chris Balkema, Republican for Congress. http://t.co/eehB9GVhMO

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Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

Leaving now. Should be close to 330

Joe Kaufman (R) @JoeKaufmanUSA

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BBC: #BJP's big risk on #NarendraModi. http://t.co/CIvBl9WOTo What risk? The risk is if #India doesn't go with #Modi.

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Karen Handel (R) @karenhandel

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I just RSVPed for Karen Handel's billboard unveiling. Join me! http://t.co/BkY2edB9fP

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Frank D. Lucas (R) @FrankDLucas

Happy 95th birthday to my father's father, Floyd L. King. A war hero, peanut farmer, & singer who… http://t.co/7qw1lJW1Eo

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Rep. Cory Gardner (R) @SenCoryGardner

As flood moves east, augmentation ponds, reservoirs, ditch systems now taking water out of Platte to try to ease flood pressure. #COFlood

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Thoughts and prayers for those being impacted by the #ColoradoFlood. If you would like to help please visit http://t.co/KX2WIZ8y9G.

Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

RT @netanyahu: These understandings will be tested by results: full destruction of chemical weapons that #Syrian regime has used against its own people

Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

RT @netanyahu: The test of results also applies to international community's diplomatic efforts to stop #Iran from arming itself with #nuclear weapons

Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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If elected, Chris Balkema promises to protect District 11's Constitutional Rights! http://t.co/5Pa6sQMwA0

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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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