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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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Even my dog Mia understands the importance of our oil and gas industry here in the United States. It's time we... http://t.co/hQbzVEWmz7

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McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Recent Farm bill is another example of Big Government waste. RT if you are tired of congress wasting YOUR money! http://t.co/UNwwOE6hPU

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Dwayne Stovall (R) @DwayneStovall

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Folks, how does this http://t.co/0pnH514omQ square with this? http://t.co/2UmAV5avul

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RETWEET if you agree our national security should always be a priority! Tell me what is important to OK here: http://t.co/KdVQz7bseU

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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Can't make it to tonight's GOP debate in Gainesville? Listen to the debate being livestreamed here at 6:00pm tonight! http://t.co/jt2YVomCp2

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Chad Mathis, MD (R) @DrChadMathis

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You’re invited! Join #TeamMathis at the grand opening of our campaign HQ next Saturday. RSVP here —> http://t.co/LaVHwFskQn. #AL06 #tcot

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Carr for U.S. Senate (R) @CarrforTN

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RT @shortwave8669: In TN 70% of voters want something done about illegal immigration but @SenAlexander protects my right to fish. #CarrNotLamar @CarrforTN

Phil Gingrey (R) @PhilGingreyMD

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Glad to be on state tonight at @BrenauU The #GAsenate debate starts now. #tcot

Katrina for Congress (R) @KatrinaPierson

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Look out! My friends are out in full force.... http://t.co/PLM34sGtAC

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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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