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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Sen. Mike Crapo (R)

Mike Crapo (R) @crapo4senate

I am pleased to announce today that I’m running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. Join Team Crapo: http://t.co/V0RE3E8t8o #idpol

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Taxpayers cannot continue to be on the hook for future losses in our multi-trillion dollar mortgage market.#GSEreform http://t.co/jTxxL0b9Op

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

And I would also like to point out that iTunes radio is awesome. #IOS7

Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Great to join eximbank President fredhochberg at a forum this morning to help local businesses gain… http://t.co/UtnmGrcmht

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Enjoyed meeting with teachers and students from Taylor View Middle School, from Twin Falls. #idpol http://t.co/Ub0QB9EUey

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Getting fancy! RT @aunt_katie: The @rollcall website circa late 90s. Plug into Congress! http://t.co/0XHeCs3DI2

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Walking to a Banking hearing to examine current compliance and enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act. #idpol

Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Watch Ranking Member Crapo deliver his opening remarks at the @SenateBanking meeting. @cspan #DoddFrank - Staff http://t.co/dkD9NflN

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

3,350 days since #SenateDems passed a budget. I could travel between Boise & Idaho Falls, 6 times a day, 20,100 times during that span.

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