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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Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

Bipartisan House vote keeps keeps gov't open, supports military, vets, Medicare & SS. Now the #SenateMustAct. #pjnet http://t.co/SfFlw5HgH0

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David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

A busy day in the First District. Looking forward to tonight's Town Hall meeting in New Cumberland. http://t.co/zzsvf7fOmd

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Rep. Austin Scott (R) @AustinScottGA08

Pleasure to join SOWEGA Republican Women at their meeting in Valdosta today. Thanks for inviting me and great meeting all of you!

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

In addition to #coal, EPA reportedly targeting our hard working farmers: http://t.co/9LzF5tOD8j @FarmBureau calls it a “power grab." @KYFB

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I've received thousands of phones calls, letters, emails showing concerns w/Obamacare. I share your concerns & will work to defund Obamacare

Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Great article about PA9 primary from roll call: http://t.co/UiV4LDHc2n

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Ron Meyer (R) @Ron4VA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@JTHmishmash call-in #?

Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

ICYMI, I spoke with @FOX19 about the Brent Spence Bridge and #Obamacare this morning. Check it out here: http://t.co/Zby9ThtFgO #oh01

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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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