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. David Vitter (R)

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Catholic school education is an important part of my life. RETWEET to join me in celebrating Catholic Schools Week! http://t.co/chXMBqW6Su

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David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

@CarlaMondt thanks for the follow! I am glad to have your support.

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

@CarlaMondt thanks for the follow! I am glad to have your support.

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Wishing our United States Army a happy 237th Birthday! Thanks for your all you do to defend America. #Army

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Congrats @SkottKWalker & #WI. Bold leadership & strong principals prevailed over labor unions/liberal attacks. Big win for conservatives.

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Thanks @Transpo_Issues for the live tweets from @AASHTO conf. Good to see folks from #Louisiana DOTD #MAP21

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

I spoke at the New Basin Canal Lighthouse groundbreaking event today in New Orleans. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has been...

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

La. Technology Council & Operation Homefront La. have an event 3/8 to help w/ job placement for service members. Info: http://t.co/WMYeJh3F

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David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Just attended press conf in #NOLA. I worked for months w/ @GEcapital & local officials to bring 200+ good IT jobs to La http://t.co/fySDZMKw

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David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Help my friend @DeanHeller - the conservative Sen. from Nev. win reelection so Harry Reid doesn’t get another vote: https://t.co/18vOKks0

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