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. Butch Otter (R)

Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

Please take a moment of silence tomorrow at 12PM PST/1PM MST for the victims of the shootings in Moscow. http://t.co/DkWphRM5QU

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

Today I was honored to address the Associated General Contractors at their 80th anniversary convention. http://t.co/gR3Ui8udt9

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Butch Otter (R) @OtterforIdaho

Our view home after 89 stops and 10 days on the #ofi #idGOP #BusTour across Idaho. We can’t thank everyone enough! http://t.co/M5S3w0RPLu

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

Idaho’s total net farm income was $2.75 billion in 2012, second in the nation. http://t.co/KVichVhEJo

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Butch Otter (R) @OtterforIdaho

RT @localnews8: .@Cristina_H_D in Dubois today as @ButchOtter listened to concerns about the sheep station. Tonight @ 6. http://t.co/PGb1sRzd8p

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Butch Otter (R) @OtterforIdaho

@Forbes says the #MyTopCollege campaign has taken off at #BoiseState. Here's a pic of the Gov. from his days at BSU. http://t.co/nwQJoK7B4V

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

Great news for jobs in Idaho! http://t.co/UwsKqjq3WJ ranked our state as one of the top 10 for fastest job growth! http://t.co/zYwmPhqUF0

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

RT @idahopower: FYI: the footpath across Swan Falls Dam is closed until late Feb. Never been? Here’s what you’re missing: http://t.co/DJf8wrSal9

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

RT @ISEA_Idaho: Did you know the ISEA Primer is available with Idaho energy information?http://t.co/GQhHeEKJe0

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

Follow the link to view my weekly e-newsletter. http://t.co/SsL75dDj

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