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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Jeff Fortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

RT @LeAnneMorman6: Just got off the phone with @JeffFortenberry -- hear his take on the #shutdown tonight at 5. #wowt

Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Congressman Weber gives a passionate speech on House floor - Friday October 4, 2013 http://t.co/4IniaPcNd7

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Bradley Byrne (R) @BradleyByrne

I had the opportunity to speak to over a hundred employees at Wind Creek Casino today and sign up new voters. #AL01 http://t.co/vrxzLaOnGl

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDClearPath511: In past 30 min across SD, 1 route had "no travel advised" changes. See http://t.co/FpYY2xl0cs or call 511 for full info.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDClearPath511: In past 30 min across SD, 4 routes had "no travel advised" changes. See http://t.co/FpYY2xl0cs or call 511 for full info.

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Sam Brownback (R) @govsambrownback

Really enjoyed seeing the sites and visiting with residents in western Kansas yesterday. http://t.co/noOCzNS2ti

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Phil Gingrey (R) @PhilGingreyMD

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#askgingrey Douglas County GOP mtg.

Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

Just voted for back pay for furloughed federal. #Senatemustact now. http://t.co/8gANiB6sdA

Phil Gingrey (R) @PhilGingreyMD

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~20 minutes until our Twitter Town Hall #askGingrey - #gagop #gapol #tcot

Phil Gingrey (R) @PhilGingreyMD

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12 PM and the lines are open! #askGingrey

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