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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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R)

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

I really wanted Herman Cain to get president this year.

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

Yes, its surprising that I'm actually writing in full sentences with spaces and correct grammar/spelling.

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

Well, its been fun getting Chuck's account this week, so I better get off. I got nothing better to do since we got a snow day here in Osage.

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

Hey guys let's have a contest: Whoever can change the password to this account the quickest has to tweet to me whoever got it. ok? ready?

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

My password is: chuck123

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

@MaraAlyseGH Yes! my password is chuck123

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

Password has been changed. Someone from the Senator's office contact me for the password. email address forthcoming

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

Someone from the Senators office contact me at the email i set up at grassleytwitter@gmail.com and I'll give you the new password.

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

To clarify, I'm not the person that originally hacked the account. I think that person got their point across.

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