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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Steve Southerland (R) @SoutherlandFL02

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RT @NRCC: Congrats to tonight’s GOP primary winners in Iowa and New Jersey! #iapolitics #njpolitics #IAPol #NJPol http://t.co/JFSmeG7S5n

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Det Bowers (R) @detbowers

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@detbowers @debostic

Mike Rounds (R) @RoundsforSenate

RT @CaseyPhillips1: Although we tried our best to stop them, a well deserved hat tip to @GSGStrategies and entire @RoundsforSenate team for a huge win in #SDSEN

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Getting ready to go on Fox News - America's Newsroom. On air in a few minutes talking about alien smuggling. http://t.co/D3g88TwS9Z

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Patrick Meehan (R) @RepMeehan

#DDay70 The American @FightingFirst and 29th Infantry Division are tasked with taking #Omaha beach http://t.co/G1MFABc0lj

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Scott Honour (R) @ScottHonourMN

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@GovMarkDayton serving up #education photo ops, failed policies. Read more here: http://t.co/As2buVIneA #mngop #mnleg #stibpol

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

A fruit that makes you lose weight? Sign me up! http://t.co/NOFv9SJbBH

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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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