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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Bill Shuster (R) @RepBillShuster

Be sure to read my full statement on the #KeepYour HealthPlan Act & why we need to put patients first not government: http://t.co/YvrKSjW3eX

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @myleslaroux: Driving to Zwolle and just heard @williebosshog and crew on the radio in support of our client @VanceMcAllister! #LA05 #GeauxVote

Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Today is election day! Cast your vote today from 7 AM to 8 PM: http://t.co/9W7jtdHUFM http://t.co/I3VeKoVA7K

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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#VoteVance today, and SHARE if you've voted! Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM:... http://t.co/sKbGlcm5MS

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

RT @WTAJnews: Tonight at 11 hear what Senator Toomey and several other lawmakers want to do with the Affordable Care Act, plus... http://t.co/VIVQyOBFOe

Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Friends SHARE if you voted for Vance! If not, cast your vote until 8 PM tonight:... http://t.co/BYjv1HCQBr

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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SHARE if you stand with Duck Commander Willie Robertson! Make sure to #VoteVance if you haven’t already!... http://t.co/bv9AFBcU7h

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Have you voted yet? Find your polling place and cast your ballot today: http://t.co/9W7jtdHUFM http://t.co/EIBTuh8Sog

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Thank you for all your hard work and support over the last months. We are almost across the finish line. Lets... http://t.co/BC2H5tsy4S

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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RT if you voted today for us!

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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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