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. Joni Ernst (R)

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

Watch Joni's victory speech in #IASEN race on @FOXNews! http://t.co/qBMXraO7LK

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Team Joni (R) @JoniForIowa

RT @ddkochel: .@JoniForIowa 44 days 99 counties 8 PUBLIC events a day #RunandWin Braley events rare/private, non-advertised. #Angry #Losing #iasen

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

RT @Derek_Flowers: .@BruceBraley: House gym with towel service is important place to go. Vets Affairs Cmte hearings, not so much. #IASen http://t.co/fKY2eQCjcv

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Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

RT @davecatanese: . @JoniErnst is ahead of @BruceBraley in the critical WHO-TV corn kernel poll #IASEN @ Iowa State… http://t.co/GchGq5DPSO

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Team Joni (R) @JoniForIowa

Had such a great time @ Governor's Charity Steer Show!Big thank you to the family of Morris, my steer! #IowaStateFair http://t.co/9JsHbvzWHK

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Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

RT @iamkohan: Momentum: @CookPolitical moves #IASEN to toss up column. @JoniErst outraised Braley this week and NBC/Marist poll put race at 43%.

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

RT @EdTibbetts: .@TerryBranstad touts @joniernst at Davenport event. Says: "Let's retire (Bruce) Braley with Tom Harkin. I think that would be good too."

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

RT @BlakeWaggoner: Rather than taking action to make U.S. energy ind. @BruceBraley uses stunt to distract from oppo to Keystone. http://t.co/x0prVS5QZQ #iasen

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Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

Congratulations to our very own Cyclones basketball star from Ames @dougmcd3 for being drafted by the Chicago Bulls tonight!

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

Congratulations on our very own Cyclones basketball star from Ames @dougmcd3 for being drafted by the Chicago Bulls tonight!

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl freed after being reported missing 5 yrs in Afghanistan. Thoughts & prayers go out to Sgt. Bergdahl & his family.

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

Obama admin led coordinated effort to protect Pres. over what happened in #Benghazi—politics in its worst form #IASEN http://t.co/4VeVO7PAk0

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Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

Stephen Colbert is "sold" on #JoniForIowa! Watch this video from last night’s segment: http://t.co/GGdiSeomRe #Squeal

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Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

Be sure to follow Joni on all her platforms in order to receive the latest news on her growing campaign! -Team Joni http://t.co/Jw257HOzwP

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