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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Bob Beauprez (R) @bobbeauprez

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RT @Theresa7News: TONIGHT: 2 DA's @GeorgeBrauchler @DA1Colorado talking about internet child sex predators- is probation enough? #7News at 10

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Is your room OK?

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Glad every1 is ok“@AmyKremer: Just got back from a #TeaParty event in northern Kentucky for @MattBevin and there is a fire at our hotel.”

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Glad everyone is OK “@TobyMarie: @MattBevin Yes. We are fine. I have had this happen twice before. I think I have bad juju today.”

Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

ET: Follow my #instagram account for new photos from #Missouri and in Washington: http://t.co/9tSvLLPdYs  

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Kirk Jorgensen (R) @kirkjorgensen52

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Q&A: What's your position on the Mt. Soledad Cross?

Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Awesome volunteers making phone calls for Gov. Scott! Interested in helping out? http://t.co/P6DVJfkirH http://t.co/rm06KS64mn

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Carr for U.S. Senate (R) @CarrforTN

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Sen. Alexander Proudly in the Back Pocket of Big Business, Embraces Endorsement from DC Special Interest Group http://t.co/zTHiRttbaq

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Awesome volunteers making phone calls for Gov. Scott! Interested in helping out? http://t.co/P6DVJfkirH http://t.co/xfSWhdFatz

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Awesome volunteers making phone calls for Gov. Scott! Interested in helping out? http://t.co/P6DVJfkirH http://t.co/S4wmr7rrvn

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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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