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!

RepDanBurton Dan Burton IN House Representative Republican inactive
ColbertBuschSC Elizabeth Colbert Busch SC House Challenger Democrat inactive
JebBush Jeb Bush FL Presidential Challenger Republican
CheriBustos Cheri Bustos IL House Representative Democrat
RepCheri Cheri Bustos IL House Representative Democrat
GKButterfield G.K. Butterfield NC House Representative Democrat
BradleyByrne Bradley Byrne AL House Representative Republican
RepByrne Bradley Byrne AL House Representative Republican
pambyrnes Pam Byrnes MI House Challenger Democrat inactive
cainpress Herman Cain GA Presidential Challenger Republican inactive
CainforCongress Emily Cain ME House Challenger Democrat inactive
callis4illinois Ann Callis IL House Challenger Democrat inactive
KenCalvert Ken Calvert CA House Representative Republican
TeamCalvert Ken Calvert CA House Representative Republican
eddiebazacalvo Eddie Baza Calvo GU Governor Republican inactive
RepDaveCamp Dave Camp MI House Representative Republican inactive
GOPCAMPAC Dave Camp MI House Representative Republican inactive
RepJohnCampbell John Campbell CA House Representative Republican inactive
Cannon4Congress Jerry Cannon MI House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepCanseco Francisco Canseco TX House Representative Republican inactive

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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.