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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Ken Calvert (R) @TeamCalvert

RT @posglen: 10 Key data points from NBC/WSJ poll by on the @POStqia blog. http://t.co/GZXLht2Srf

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Governor Scott with his mom, Esther. #tbt http://t.co/UH27HAg3ew

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Susana Martinez (R) @Gov_Martinez

My opponents have taken advantage of my fundraising freeze from the “session blackout.” Can I count on your support? http://t.co/Xynei3v24A

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

To all those celebrating in Pennsylvania, Happy Purim!

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Shelley Moore Capito (R) @SenCapito

RT @enhawk: I miss it already @ Biltmore Estate http://t.co/agnXWdpreK

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Rep. Michael Grimm (R) @repmichaelgrimm

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The Senate passed my flood insurance bill 2day w/ 77 votes in support! Affordable flood ins 4 SI & BK is on the way! http://t.co/DLnNUaOPlb

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Alan Schlesinger (R) @Schlesinger4FL

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Check out Alan Schlesinger For Congress. I just joined. http://t.co/f1ZnSeLNTm

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Rep. Andy Barr (R) @RepAndyBarr

Thanks to Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson for the opportunity to co-teach such a bright... http://t.co/4v7mmbRlac

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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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