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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Gov. Pete Ricketts (R)

Pete Ricketts (R) @RickettsForGov

RT @jillbrownhusker: Great crowd for the #Nebraska Assoc. of Resources Districts Legislative Conf! Starting the day with @RickettsForGov http://t.co/qk0HK9zWrF

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Pete Ricketts (R) @RickettsForGov

"Pete understands all of Nebraska. [He's] a regular guy with extraordinary abilities."-Sen @LydiaBrasch Watch: http://t.co/JdwhCGtMB5 #negov

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Pete Ricketts (R) @RickettsForGov

RT @maireadsafranek: Great turnout at the first @CRsUNL meeting! Thanks to Lt. Gov Heidemann for speaking. @RickettsForGov #UNL http://t.co/fGB5LhIJ7c

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Pete Ricketts (R) @RickettsForGov

RT @Tyson_Havranek: @RickettsForGov talking with young Republicans near the Hastings College campus. http://t.co/Ut8YDZujfH

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Pete Ricketts (R) @RickettsForGov

RT @maireadsafranek: Nebraska is lucky to have such a tough choice in the #NEGOV race, all good candidates.But I'm confident @RickettsForGov is best for the job.

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