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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Rep. Challenger Richard Tisei (R)

Richard Tisei (R) @Richard_Tisei

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RT @RobEngstrom: Democrat runner-up backs @Richard_Tisei over Seth Moulton: http://t.co/BD4XWtXc9Z #ma06

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Richard Tisei (R) @Richard_Tisei

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@katielannan Hope you asked her why her good friend John Tierney doesn't pay his women staffers a fair wage! http://t.co/eS1DkLzEzF

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Richard Tisei (R) @Richard_Tisei

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I'm proud to call Dong Wong my friend and state rep! #ma06 #mapoli http://t.co/55Y5mLSNqm

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Richard Tisei (R) @Richard_Tisei

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Excited to support my friend and State Rep. Don Wong tonight at Kowloons. Don is one of the best.

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