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. Tom Emmer (R)

Tom Emmer (R) @tomemmer

I'm thrilled to have the @NRA endorsement and I look forward to protect our Second Amendment Rights. #2a #mn06 http://t.co/gxtcSaMTQq

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Tom Emmer (R) @tomemmer

There are some great voters watching the parade in Blaine today! #mn06 #mngop http://t.co/Q7PH9nTEKY

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Tom Emmer (R) @tomemmer

I'll be speaking to the North Metro Tea Party around 8pm tonight at the Mermaid. Stop in & say hello! Details: http://t.co/BDKigeGOUO #MN06

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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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