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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

“As someone who supported the Private Option … I have no doubt Westerman opposed it” #TellTheTruthTommy #ar4 #arpx http://t.co/iuQmBDAh4Q

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Kurt Zellers (R) @KurtZellersMN

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @blakeffm: I'm proud to say the @washingtonpost featured one of my tweets last week. Even prouder to say it was about Clay Aiken http://t.co/YdFZDgJz9g

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David Pennington (R) @DavidForGeorgia

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@luvurdog @FredCandela @dlwood_pomh @LarryGerovac @TheTruthDamit thx for following. Plz check out my #PJNET team mate @kimmichaud

David Pennington (R) @DavidForGeorgia

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@MrNess430 @perlindvall @Leonidayq25 @DailyVotes @RickBlaine12 thx for following. Plz check out my #PJNET team mate @duncanrj1969

Bob Barr (R) @bobbarrcongress

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Marietta Daily Journal: Barry Loudermilk went negative this week / #gapol #gagop #GA11 @mdjonline

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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.

Get the archive data file.