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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Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

Numbers don't lie. The rate of uninsured Americans rose at the end of the year. Looks like Obamacare isn't a fix-all. http://t.co/JuG0ig03GZ

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Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

Join the team and volunteer today: http://t.co/2lMR9KRMa0 -- Governor Sandoval at the M http://t.co/3bnfn4mxPV

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Ron Meyer (R) @Ron4VA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
So Jennifer Wexton is most likely going to get over 50 percent which means Joe May entering the race didn't mean a thing.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R) @RepChrisStewart

Thanks to all the amazing people who came out to my campaign kickoff event. So great to see so many of you.I love you all!

Marty Seifert (R) @seifertmn

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Thanks for having me speak. "@JVFisher: Marty @seifertmn speaking at the @SD31GOP meeting! #mngop http://t.co/bA4ZsxjN47"

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Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

I'll be holding a Twitter Town Hall after the #SOTU next week. Tweet me your questions using #NC09COTU http://t.co/XTGcAQ2eog

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Bryan Smith (R) @BryanSmithID2

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PAC supporting Simpson is funded by liberal labor unions. This doesn't align with ID conservative values http://t.co/KkEYVu9ROQ #IDpol

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Mike Collins (R) @MikeCollinsGA

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@linderje @Talkmaster @WSBbelinda

Rep. Steve Scalise (R) @SteveScalise

Southern Leg of Keystone Open for Business While Northern Leg Still Stuck in Review. #TimeToBuild http://t.co/jwtykWDFQz

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

@POLITICandPORNO of course I do! Thanks for your support!!

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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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