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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Det Bowers (R) @detbowers

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If you are in upstate South Carolina in the next 20 minutes we are going live on WORD 106.3. Tune in!

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

We can't thank our supporters enough! We couldn't keep Oklahoma conservative without you. Visit http://t.co/ovuXalseXI to join the team.

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RepMarkAmodei (R) @MarkAmodeiNV2

Let's fight for those who have fought for our country. http://t.co/uUecIMDYpJ

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki should Resign http://t.co/LO6OYsyJS9

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign http://t.co/LO6OYsyJS9

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I won't stop fighting for Oklahoma's conservative values. Donate today and join the battle: http://t.co/9FX1UG9D20

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Kurt Zellers (R) @KurtZellersMN

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RT @gcountryman: Happy birthday @JPYates and @bmcclung!

Chad Mathis, MD (R) @DrChadMathis

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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/kOdQql6exM Dr. Chad Mathis: Dinner's Ready

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Congressman Joe Heck (R) @RepJoeHeck

RT @byamberphillips: So far, NV-3 @RepJoeHeck challenger @erinbilbray not on list from DCCC to get a chunk of $43.5M in TV ads http://t.co/EUC5XOLYlg (1/2)

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Cory Gardner (R) @CoryGardner

Biden visits Udall’s billionaire bankroller immediately after his #CO trip. Both put Steyer’s $$ before CO interests. http://t.co/dTOYzCtdYN

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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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