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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Scott Gessler (R) @scottgessler

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"Gessler raised $123,512 in the fourth quarter and now has $114,195 cash on hand, the most of any Republican candidate" - Fox 31

Scott Gessler (R) @scottgessler

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At 114K, Gessler has the most cash on hand of any GOP candidate, more than double @SenatorBrophy and @ColoradoForKopp #copolitcs #cologop

Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

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RT @secupp: I'm pretty sure just now Rep. Bill Shuster meant to say that life begins at conception, not contraception.

David Vogt (R) @DavidVogt_MD

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As we enter the New Year and continue on the campaign trail, my campaign and I want to reinforce that we are... http://t.co/lflCwVZJpE

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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RT @Natl_Gun_Rights: Is Senator John Cornyn caving into Barack Obama’s anti-gun agenda? In order to appear "sensible" to the anti-gun... http://t.co/RK6HpcgVUR

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Dave Thompson (R) @ThompsonSenate

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MNSure is projected to face a $1.4 billion deficit by the year 2021 (h/t @JayKollsKSTP). Here's my alternative plan: http://t.co/Kvax5smH50

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Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

Some ways we cut spending this week: cut IRS funding by $526 million, cut EPA funding by $143 million, cut TSA budget by $200 million #OH14

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

@VoteDem2014 absolutely congress should pay added expenses. From Hurricane relief to unemployment. It's called responsible management

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) @RepStutzman

President Obama’s 2013 #LieoftheYear could successfully defend its title in 2014. My op-ed in @TheHill: http://t.co/IZY5cKfQ0y

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Shane Osborn (R) @osbornforsenate

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Senate passed Omnibus is a short bus to nowhere. http://t.co/W5Tv3QG1GB #NESEN

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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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