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!

JohnCarneyDE John Carney DE House Representative Democrat
John_Carney John Carney DE House Representative Democrat
SenatorCarper Tom Carper DE Senator Democrat
TomCarperforDE Tom Carper DE Senator Democrat
CarrforTN Joe Carr TN Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Carr4Congress Elan Carr CA House Challenger Republican inactive
RealBenCarson Ben Carson MD Presidential Challenger Republican
RepAndreCarson Andre Carson IN House Representative Democrat
Andre4Congress Andre Carson IN House Representative Democrat
JudgeCarter John Carter TX House Representative Republican
RepJohnCarter John Carter TX House Representative Republican
Carter4Congress Buddy Carter GA House Representative Republican
carter4governor Jason Carter GA Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
RepBuddyCarter Buddy Carter GA House Representative Republican
CartwrightPA Matt Cartwright PA House Representative Democrat
RepCartwright Matt Cartwright PA House Representative Democrat
SenBobCasey Robert "Bob" Casey Jr. PA Senator Democrat
Bob_Casey Robert "Bob" Casey Jr. PA Senator Democrat
NickCaseyforWV Nick Casey WV House Challenger Democrat inactive
cash4senate Richard Cash SC Senate Challenger 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.