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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Ed Lindsey (R) @edlindsey14

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http://t.co/BjzyDMXbR6

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Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

It is an honor o National Nursing Home Week

Bob Beauprez (R) @bobbeauprez

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.@710KNUS "@hickforco = Hug a Tug!" He hasn't made us safer. #copolitics #ivoterepublican

Bob Beauprez (R) @bobbeauprez

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RT @janus303: @bobbeauprez Clements was in charge of your "hug a thug" program. You are a ghoul who doesn't deserve public office. @710KNUS #copolitics

John Barge 2014 (R) @BargeforGA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
As you next Governor, I will: http://t.co/rDgSwpyIjr #Barge2014

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

First volunteer night tomorrow night in Tulsa! RT and RSVP if you will join us from 6-8pm! http://t.co/yiZqmCinAO

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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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