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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Fantastic crowd at today's @durhamgop Reagan Day Lunch! They are ready for a conservative to #DefeatHagan! #ncsen http://t.co/eNEgjuwMMO

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Peter Vivaldi (R) @vivaldicongress

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John Barge 2014 (R) @BargeforGA

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“Strong leaders have a moral foundation, exhibit honesty in speech and deed…” http://t.co/aXDUgXY15i http://t.co/RbRSncJtro

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Governor Mary Fallin (R) @GovMaryFallin

Thx 2 all who came 2 this weekend's Good Samaritan gala n Tulsa 2raise money 4 health care clinics n undeserved areas http://t.co/mWoBGS4oP7

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Tony Strickland (R) @TonyStrickland

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Conservatives should not give up on California. My op-ed up today on @BreitbartNews: http://t.co/87ZPSIsRNF #tcot

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT and help me reach 1,000 endorsements! Please show your support and endorse my campaign! http://t.co/DGm9GeI06x http://t.co/yG7mS5hsF3

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

It’s time to keep college affordable and accessible. #sayfie http://t.co/dffPOC0BxB

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Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

A pleasure to be with 75+ Rotarians at the Waterville Club this afternoon #mepolitics http://t.co/FlcZktcTgc

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Rep. Michael Grimm (R) @repmichaelgrimm

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SI Ferry captain warns: the ships are ticking time bombs http://t.co/Pyx3Eac11k

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Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

Great back and forth w/ #Hudson high school seniors #obamacare #debt #freemarketprinciples Thanks for having me! http://t.co/qmlk8Me7Pg

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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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