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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Rep. Stace Nelson (R) @RepStaceNelson

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@SDSenate2014 Kind of dishonest to ask my followers to follow you, when our campaign is the only #sdsen tweets you don't repeat..

Kurt Zellers (R) @KurtZellersMN

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Agreed, I will add a third RT @keull Second RT @timsandersmn: "We just talked about chili for 20 minutes"@KurtZellersMN #bestlineofthenight

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

RT @DonnaCassataAP: House to vote Thursday on Cruz-Lamborn bill barring Iranian ambassador from US soil. Passage expected, bill then heads to Obama

Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

Check out my school on Niche K-12 Schools! http://t.co/Bb3MFZw6fX

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

RT @CarltonHuffman: @PaulSkipStam Hit's it out the park on reasons to support @ThomTillis. Some talk change.@ThomTillis enacted it http://t.co/ezlOOkRIZb #ncsen

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Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Will Brewers get their 6th win tonight?

Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

Great to see Midshipman Pascale from the Navy Academy. It's such a treat to see an academy nominee… http://t.co/duLGNdNHzo

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

Every day, Americans swim upstream against an economy that seems satisfied w/ a new normal of anemic economic growth http://t.co/zUnkgIUtqr

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I am honored to represent OK and will always stand for our conservative values! Join me today:http://t.co/ovuXalseXI http://t.co/wK2y22KYuO

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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.

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