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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Politicians We Follow

This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

govsambrownback Sam Brownback KS Governor Republican
brownbackforgov Sam Brownback KS Governor Republican
JuliaBrownley Julia Brownley CA House Representative Democrat
JuliaBrownley26 Julia Brownley CA House Representative Democrat
PhilBryantMS Phil Bryant MS Governor Republican
VernBuchanan Vern Buchanan FL House Representative Republican
Vern2014 Vern Buchanan FL House Representative Republican
BuckForColorado Ken Buck CO House Representative Republican
RepKenBuck Ken Buck CO House Representative Republican
RepLarryBucshon Larry Bucshon IN House Representative Republican
DrLarryBucshon Larry Bucshon IN House Representative Republican
annmbuerkle Anne Marie Buerkle NY House Representative Republican inactive
voteBuerkle Anne Marie Buerkle NY House Representative Republican inactive
GovernorBullock Steve Bullock MT Governor Democrat
BullockWalshMT Steve Bullock MT Governor Democrat
BarbaraBuono Barbara Buono NJ Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
michaelcburgess Michael C. Burgess M.D. TX House Representative Republican
Burke4WI Mary Burke WI Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
SenatorBurr Richard Burr NC Senator Republican
Burrforsenate Richard Burr NC Senator Republican

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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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