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. Challenger Ed Gillespie (R)

Ed Gillespie (R) @EdWGillespie

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RT @PHCJR: "The new normal, is the old mediocre. We can do better." - @EdWGillespie #VASen #EdforSenate http://t.co/wvKYDPtCKf

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Ed Gillespie (R) @EdWGillespie

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RT @adopolitics: .@EdWGillespie "will always do the right thing for Virginia and America."-@GeorgeHWBush #VASen #Endorsement

Ed Gillespie (R) @EdWGillespie

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Good to be at Dar Alnoor Islamic Community Center in Manassas this morning for Mubarak services. http://t.co/cKnRZs9458

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Ed Gillespie (R) @EdWGillespie

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Great lunch at the Rainbow this afternoon with members of the Buchanan County Chamber of Commerce and the Community. http://t.co/yl1QISy6Fa

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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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