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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Dr. Greg Brannon (R) @DrGregBrannon

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RT @ByJohnFrank: BREAKING: Mike Lee endorses @DrGregBrannon for U.S. Senate. First here: http://t.co/JePyWSQjoE #ncpol #ncga #ncgov #ncsen #CPAC2014

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

Looking forward to the @RiponSociety CD/LD event tomorrow at Mount Vernon with special guest #VaSen candidate @EdWGillespie

Lindsey Graham (R) @LindseyGrahamSC

Now speaking with #FoxNews @GretchenCarlson about the latest developmments in Ukraine.

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John Kline (R) @repjohnkline

Before heading back to home to MN, I appreciated the chance to show around new constituents visiting DC. http://t.co/o9sp65Jvgo

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Senator Ron Johnson (R) @SenRonJohnson

RT @GovPenceIN: Stopped by the House of Hope food pantry in Madison to thank a house full of volunteers who love their community. http://t.co/UnVZxg5vaD

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Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

I will be talking to @shanewarnershow in a few minutes to give my weekly Washington update. You can listen online at http://t.co/1C9HEB0uCw

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Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

$4M investment in Reggie Lewis will help @SeeRCC continue its service as a vital resource to the Roxbury community. http://t.co/y0t3GhfBbP

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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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