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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House Rep. Rick Allen (R)

Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

Let's cut the federal government out the equation in Georgia's schools! SIGN if you agree! http://t.co/ewBZ9sh4Vh http://t.co/T0TPwEvtAP

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Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

I want to empower schools in Georgia to make decision's about whats best, not the federal government! RT if you agree!

Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

RT @johnboehner: Congratulations, @rickallen, on your W tonight. See his profile here: http://t.co/nG8IsHBtBq #GA12

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Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

Robin and I just voted! Remember that today is Election Day and #pickrick! #ga12 http://t.co/4OigxzTxdZ

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Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

"Weird like he collects Pokemon cards, or like he will murder you in your sleep? @heathwheat88 @lalashawing

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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.

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