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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Rep. Challenger Chris Balkema (R)

Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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I am strongly against Common Core and, as your congressman, I will work to remove it. "Like" if you agree! http://t.co/sRigyItNu2

Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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If you know a family who needs a little help this Christmas, Giftmart can help. MORE: https://t.co/PyH2vcBt9f http://t.co/JW6aW6IQaM

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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I couldn't get the video to play inside the IR website / article.

Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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Developing Nation, Botswana, on more solid financial ground than Illinois http://t.co/QLpehxdA0g

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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Wonderful time with Dr. Ben Carson last night. He and I are aligned on almost every issue. http://t.co/GdDSQBmt1E

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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Check out Chris Balkema, Republican for Congress. I just joined. http://t.co/0Wl3abjR2P

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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If elected, Chris Balkema promises to protect District 11's Constitutional Rights! http://t.co/5Pa6sQMwA0

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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I pledged to vote for Chris Balkema, Republican for Congress. http://t.co/eehB9GVhMO

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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