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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Pres. Challenger Rick Santorum (R)

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

Apologies for broken link on last tweet. Click here for my Obamanomics article at Redstate: http://t.co/KBw9I54m

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Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

I just released a statement on the election results in Egypt. Read it on the @Patriot_Voices website: http://t.co/CwVhWdJL

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

We're defying odds/stunning the pundits w/decisive wins in TN OK ND & strong OH finish! Keep momentum going. Contribute:...

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

Just spoke to Tony Raines the driver of the 26 car now known as the @RickSantorum car ruining at Daytona tomorrow.

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

@CatholicLisa that article is from 9/13, it looks like. I believe reports of her death are accurate.

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

Love the stories on tebow. What a role model. He, tho remains focused on Christ. We could all learn something from that. #iacaucus #fitn

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

So Trump Debate is going to be Santorum vs. Gingrich. #winning

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

Getting ready for the Huckabee GOP Presidential Forum tonight at 8pm ET # santorum #huckforum

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