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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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Heading over to ULM for the Chamber of Commerce Forum. Be sure to tune into KARD at 6!

Shane Osborn (R) @osbornforsenate

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RT @FreedomWorks: RT @FreedomWorksPAC: In 2010, Ben Sasse called ObamaCare "an important first step" in health care reform. http://t.co/9iiKB4qLal #NESEN

Pat Maciariello (R) @pat_maciariello

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The President made another promise, but how is he going to deliver? @CNNMoney http://t.co/IAAmhx6r1M

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Election day is tomorrow! Make sure to #VoteVance from 7 AM to 8 PM. For more information, visit:... http://t.co/VWBhEyrgnI

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Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

We appreciate @GENRayOdierno's visit as we work w/ @USArmy leadership to strengthen & invest in @NatickSSC, Fort Devens, & @MassGuard sites.

Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

Motion to recommit vote under

Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Duck Commander Jep Robertson reminds you to Vote Vance tomorrow, November 16th! Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.... http://t.co/CvVq68DtCO

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

The House passed The Keep Your Health Plan Act by a vote of (vote count). I voted Yes. #KeepYourPlan http://t.co/qPjZe2BzPf

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Karen Handel (R) @karenhandel

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RT @GuanForSenate: call all my friends and supportors to support Karen handel's campaign for U.S. Senate @karenhandel

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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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