Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

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House Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Spoke w #SoFla #business owner abt the negative impact that burdensome #taxes + regulations have on #SmallBusinesses http://t.co/uavTXOGdy9

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Spoke w #Miami @REALTORS abt how we can work 2 make dream of home ownership a reality 4 people in #SoFla @MIAMIaor http://t.co/Ho6PAJgOnV

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

#OTD Death of #CheGuevara: murderer, sadist, conformist, homophobe. Closed-minded destroyer of countries and economies. #TheRealChe

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Complacida que @Daniel_Ceballos sea libre, pero seguimos luchando hasta que todos los presos políticos sean libres!! #SOSVenezuela

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @MarcACaputo: @ananavarro more than 1 Republican in the know said he really wants to do it. Some tried to suggest he'd mull hopping in 16 race

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

@miamiharriet w/Arthur+Shirley Sotloff rememberin their son Steven thru http://t.co/aP0DZHpkUr @ Chanukah Celebration http://t.co/6a044omHW9

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @TMZ: 'Saturday Night Live' -- Hey Cosby, 'Pull Your Damn Pants Up!" http://t.co/ebPrUzEC9J

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @ananavarro: No longer on @CNNsotu tmrw. Can now go to 1 of my fave yearly events, @MiamiBookFair. @Andy there at 10a & my BFF, @Lee_Schrager at 1:30p

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @MiraTVMiami: ¡Buenos días Miami! Arrancamos con Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, representante federal (R).

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @amychozick: Most people close to Clinton expect her to announce on/around Feb. 15, 2015, but midterm results could impact timing http://t.co/jgvDUnmJzo

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Journalist Steven Sotloff is in #ISIS custody. Went missing in Libya. Parents live in my Pinecrest town. Have met w/them. Felt helpless.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

2day Congress honored Raoul #Wallenberg 4 his heroic efforts rescuing many, including Tom Lantos, during #Holocaust. http://t.co/naX1SxFOc3

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

2day Congress honored Raoul #Wallenberg 4 his heroic efforts rescuing many,including Annette Lantos,during #Holocaust http://t.co/naX1SxFOc3

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

NOW: on w @gretawire on why we must #BringOurMatineHome. Let's get him home NOW 2 his mom in #SoFL.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Un feliz cumpleaños a la Reina de la Noche, Martha Flores! El congreso tiene que sancionar al régimen de #Maduro. #SOSVzla @radiomambi710

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

The #teacher in me can’t help but feel proud of these tiny students from Lincoln-Marti. Congrats to the #Class2014 http://t.co/z1pW9Wro3E

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

@KateNocera Sorry, Kate, can u pls call me at 786 259 7544. Venezuela. I done have ur #. Ily Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Jon Huntsman says #HillaryClinton's shows "the measure of a leader" http://t.co/TY0okjwpQE via @TheFix

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