Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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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. Challenger Reta Jo Lewis (D)

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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RT @730_DC: RJL: "we have to get rid of career politicians" Allen: "politicians are like diapers. Change them often." No love for those at #DCdebate

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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RT @petardimmy: Reta Lewis may not be a strong candidate, but today I've learned that she's a great babysitter

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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Throwback Thursdays Reta Jo Lewis served the Clinton White Hpuse

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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@JIRosenberg Great, I'm glad to know you have now at least considered the alternatives.

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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@JIRosenberg literacy(c dictionary) Specifically ur pt? Bc I'm not understanding what ur not understanding Bc I'm understanding & ur not ;-)

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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ChocolateCity-alum 88-92@blacktwitterwelcomemanual#needsumsistahs#needallmypeeps

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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Many Early Voters met Reta Jo Lewis at One Judicary Square this morning. #DCision14

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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Many Early Voters met Reta Jo Lewis at one Judiciary Square this morning. #DCision14 http://t.co/YL9JSJlmyQ

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