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!

casida2012 Tisha T. Casida CO House Challenger Independent inactive
BillCassidy Bill Cassidy LA Senator Republican
USRepKCastor Kathy Castor FL House Representative Democrat
Castro4Congress Joaquin Castro TX House Representative Democrat
JoaquinCastrotx Joaquin Castro TX House Representative Democrat
Trish4Congress Trish Causey MS House Challenger Democrat inactive
camcavasso Cam Cavasso HI Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepSteveChabot Steve Chabot OH House Representative Republican
SteveChabot Steve Chabot OH House Representative Republican
DrPaulChabot Paul Chabot CA House Challenger Republican inactive
LincolnChafee Lincoln Chafee RI Governor Democrat inactive
Chaffeecongress Chris Chaffee MD House Challenger Republican inactive
jasoninthehouse Jason Chaffetz UT House Representative Republican
SaxbyChambliss Saxby Chambliss GA Senator Republican inactive
stanleypchang Stanley Chang HI House Challenger Democrat inactive
johnchapman2014 John Chapman MA House Challenger Republican inactive
Liz_Cheney Liz Cheney WY Senate Challenger Republican inactive
ChiesaNews Jeffrey Chiesa NJ Senator Republican inactive
childers4senate Travis W. Childers MS Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
RoyCho5 Roy Cho NJ House Challenger Democrat 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.