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. Challenger Jim Abeler (R)

Jim Abeler (R) @jimabeler

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@kevinwassong Tough to beat the impact of our Campaignbulance....

Jim Abeler (R) @jimabeler

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@Plymouth w/ crowd of strong believers in the future of America. They know they can make a difference if they act. :)

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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.

Get the archive data file.