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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Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

My fav thing to do is to tell the history of the Blaine House. Stop by 10-2 w a food donation. http://t.co/x0I8Tns1B6

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Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

The First Lady & I hope you'll stop by the Blaine House today any time between now and 2 p.m. with a food donation. 192 State St., Augusta

Bill Johnson (R) @JohnsonLeads

Tune in to Fox & Friends at 8:15am today to catch my interview with Steve Doocey.

Senator Deb Fischer (R) @SenatorFischer

RT @redsteeze: Obamacare..The future of healthcare with paper and telephones.

Cuccinelli Press (R) @CuccinelliPress

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @daveweigel: WV AG at Cuccinelli rally: “When you need to attribute the sins of the shutdown, don’t look over here. Look somewhere else.”

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

It's no wonder Oklahomans are not happy about #Obamacare. Pls RT! http://t.co/BavjXtdW50

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Phil Gingrey (R) @PhilGingreyMD

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Great time with the Barrow County GOP tonight! Lot's of energy to take back our nation! #gagop #gapol http://t.co/IGJr9AgZ2z

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Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) @senatormcdaniel

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@jadedagino Ouch... :-)

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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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