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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@nickmitseff Yes, was happy to hear that. I released a statement against #SOPA last month & following closely since. http://t.co/OVrWzgav

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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"Reason CNN is so seemingly pro-Perry but anti-Roemer may be simply because of all the money that has spent for Perry" http://t.co/9i7hGFoW

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @chatterbarn: #buddychat Why take something good and try to twist it into something bad? He helped a woman in need. Leave it at that.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @adriantmiller: @BuddyRoemer Governor, everything @MittRomney says and does is genuine and sincere (at the time). #BuddyChat

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Headed out to enjoy some cross-country skiing in the meadows near Girdwood. Beautiful day in #Alaska! http://t.co/AtRgLvf2

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Headed out to enjoy some cross-country skiing in the meadows near Girdwood. Beautiful day in #Alaska! http://t.co/c9eg3zBU

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

In Columbus ready for this game to get underway. Shd be a good one against the Hoosiers. Let's go #Bucks!

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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"The government is us; we are the government, you and I." - Theodore Roosevelt #wethepeople #j17

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @mtracey: "How can you fix the banks on Wall Street if you're the number one recipient of contributions from Wall Street?" -- Huntsman on Romney #lol

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @CQuerard: Bachmann out, Huntsman out, Perry out in another week. Yet Buddy Roemer soldiers on, proving that you don't need money or support to run.

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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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