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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Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

Today is the LAST DAY of the fundraising quarter & we need your help to reach our goal! #ga11 http://t.co/NGqTskfz7S http://t.co/0YaW6E5NOa

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @leadershipsodak: Happy to have the support of the First Lady as we launch Leadership SD http://t.co/WITZy5JRED

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Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

Ocare's final blaze of http://t.co/dX7zqDjt7q Begins 'Deadline' Day The Way It Started: By Crashing http://t.co/wHcqQGxrNN

Dave Thompson (R) @ThompsonSenate

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There is incredible power in numbers . . . the power to replace Governor Dayton! But we must all do our part! http://t.co/zEwSksbRwh

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

RT @NathenRamsay115: I support @thomtillis because I helped him make #NC #1 in job losses in the entire country! http://t.co/qHDVJB1W1P #ncsen #ncpol #Moo

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Mark Harris (R) @MarkHarris2014

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RT @KingJames: Wanna send a HUGE S/O to my former teammate Kevin Ollie and UCONN on advancing to the Elite 8. Keep it going K.O. #StriveForGreatness

Chad Mathis, MD (R) @DrChadMathis

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Dr. Chad Mathis: The Mathis Plan: http://t.co/3lIMC5jqfT via @YouTube

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

#Obamacare is more of a failure by the day. RT & donate to help us stop the Obama Admin! http://t.co/gvNmPs3NtW

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Jeff Fortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

RT @FauxPelini: The Cubs are on pace to score zero runs this season and to make many people very sad

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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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