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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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@GOPonziconz I said I was considering AE. Secondly, they don't give a dime to candidates. It's a secondary nominating platform.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @ecconrad: @BuddyRoemer I would say they are probably thirstier.

GusBilirakis (R) @RepGusBilirakis

Another exciting #tebow performance yesterday. Congrats and good luck next week against the Patriots!

Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

Glad my CDBG amendment that was passed in the THUD Approps bill will provide $3.3M in flood recovery for MO: http://t.co/N1YbgWLe

Rep. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

Thanks to Greg at WWDW, Nick at WHLF, Joe @WCHVNEWS, Bill @mvillemedia, and Rick & Jane @1070WINA for having me on your hosws this AM. #VA5

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @vivid_twist: @BuddyRoemer the first governor in recent state history to put a priority on protecting the environment. #LetBuddyDebate

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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I recently spoke in #NH about tragic consequences of unfair trade w/ China (starts at 18:40) http://t.co/81kn2RNj

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@shortyawards You forgot to list me as a Presidential candidate. Plz update. http://t.co/fiIQPFWv

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Please go to http://t.co/LQVjjqAW and nominate me for a @shortyawards in "Government" (there's a box on the homepage)

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