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 Mitt Romney (R)

Team Romney (R) @TeamRomney

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RT @MattLira: @tvuljaj @billmurphy @jwbritten @jaylow @patrick_kent @browntyler Is Anton in the Cool Room?

Team Romney (R) @TeamRomney

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RT @andreamsaul: In new CNN poll, Romney leads independents 59-35!! Topline appears tied, but sample is D +11 http://t.co/NDMlx9z1 #RomneyRyan2012

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Team Romney (R) @TeamRomney

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Packed house for @MittRomney in NH #RomneyRyan2012 http://t.co/XyXXbGym

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Team Romney (R) @TeamRomney

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Victory in Virginia is 2 days away #RomneyRyan2012 http://t.co/gayUiRhQ

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Team Romney (R) @TeamRomney

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.@BarackObama’s inaction has left a “human tragedy” in Syria, with an estimated death toll exceeding 30,000. #CantAffrd4More

Mitt Romney (R) @MittRomney

With the right steps & the right leadership, the 21st century can & will be an American century #BelieveInAmerica

Mitt Romney (R) @MittRomney

RT @ZekeJMiller: .@zacmoffatt: “Some of you are saying some really nice things, and some of you don’t even like my daughter who is 6 months.”

Mitt Romney (R) @MittRomney

RT @TomCoburn: Our current economic crisis requires leadership. Person best equipped to solve our urgent problems is @MittRomney. http://t.co/eaHjEFfG

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