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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Elizabeth Emken (R) @ElizabethEmken

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A fruit that makes you lose weight? Sign me up! http://t.co/FTpgpOj65O

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Bob Barr (R) @bobbarrcongress

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#barr at @CobbChamber Forum wins the round of questions on Dobbins & BRAC it is not he wants to do, Bob Barr has done it #gapol #GA11

Susan Brooks (R) @SusanBrooksIN

RT @jenhallowell: Thanks to @SusanBrooksIN for bringing @PeterRoskam to speak at the Hamilton Co. Lincoln Day dinner. Honored to join @ScottFadness #VoteMay6

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Did a little shopping for the office with @SenMikeLee in Houston today. http://t.co/t9IsNINO5G

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Mike Kopp (R) @ColoradoForKopp

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RT @csmatthe: If social media presence decides elections, I'd say @ColoradoForKopp wins by a landslide

Bob Beauprez (R) @bobbeauprez

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RT @lynn_bartels: STORY: Steve House endorses @bobbeauprez for governor. http://t.co/cjtHudSLU8 #copolitics

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Governor Nathan Deal (R) @GovernorDeal

Deal: Legislation underscores Second Amendment rights - http://t.co/XmP0RCYOSq

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John Campbell (R) @RepJohnCampbell

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I will be on L.A. TalkRadio 790 AM KABC at 7:40amPT/10:40amET this morning. Listen now: http://t.co/rnU5ZvpDjS

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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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