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 Herman Cain (R)

Herman Cain (R) @THEHermanCain

The 2013 rumor mill is getting fired up & the first one is a doozy: Bachmann to challenge Boehner for Speaker? http://t.co/7yU8z9CJ

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Herman Cain (R) @THEHermanCain

RT @CainTV: 'Unskewed' polls show Romney up an average of 7.8 points, but are they accurate? http://t.co/fbHWAfUn

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Herman Cain (R) @THEHermanCain

@MittRomney's not promising to stop the rise of the oceans. He's just going to help you & your family! http://t.co/riogxaGk #Leadership

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Herman Cain (R) @THEHermanCain

Here I am at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in DC signing to affirm my support for Israel. #TCOT #Isreal http://t.co/RePDozFn

Herman Cain (R) @THEHermanCain

I had a great time with Stephen Colbert today! Watch the @ColbertReport Mon at 11:30pm EST http://t.co/VjGJ2xjZ

Herman Cain (R) @THEHermanCain

I had a great time with Steven Colbert today! Watch the @ColbertReport Mon at 11:30pm EST http://t.co/UH0V4QnI

Herman Cain (R) @THEHermanCain

I will be on Your Wold with Neil Cavuto today at 4pm Eastern! Tune in! @TeamCavuto #tcot

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