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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House Rep. Renee Ellmers (R)

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

"Proud to stand with a man who understands....who knows from experience, that if you have a small business—you DID Build That" - Paul Ryan

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

I applaud the great VP choice @MittRomney made in principled conservative and American success story @RepPaulRyan.

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

RT @virginiafoxx: It's not every day that the House's best & brightest .@RepPaulRyan is drafted to help lead America's comeback. Best of: http://t.co/bOTDIHQN

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

RT @WaysandMeansGOP: New report shows refusing to #stopthetaxhike for small businesses and Americans will cost the US 700,000 jobs http://t.co/WuOHO2kd

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

Tomorrow is the deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment! For more info visit http://t.co/pBXqaqcx or call 800-Medicare.

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

Ellmers Examines Cyber Terrorism Threats to Small Businesses: http://t.co/wg6DzFT6

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

RT @RushRadio1061: We're shopping small at small businesses all around the Triangle to support Small Business Saturday on November... http://t.co/NP4ASzWO

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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.

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