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!

DelegateDonna Donna Christensen VI House Representative Democrat inactive
GovChristie Chris Christie NJ Governor Republican
ChrisChristie Chris Christie NJ Governor Republican
WC4Congress Warren Christopher MD House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepJudyChu Judy Chu CA House Representative Democrat
JudyChuCampaign Judy Chu CA House Representative Democrat
RepCicilline David Cicilline RI House Representative Democrat
davidcicilline David Cicilline RI House Representative Democrat
katherineclark Katherine Clark MA House Representative Democrat
RepKClark Katherine Clark MA House Representative Democrat
YvetteClarke Yvette D. Clarke NY House Representative Democrat
RepHansenClarke Hansen Clarke MI House Representative Democrat inactive
VoteYvette Yvette D. Clarke NY House Representative Democrat
HansenClarke Hansen Clarke MI House Representative Democrat inactive
ClawsonOutsider Curt Clawson FL House Representative Republican
RepCurtClawson Curt Clawson FL House Representative Republican
LacyClayMO1 Lacy Clay MO House Representative Democrat
mclayton4senate Mark Clayton TN Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
repcleaver Emanuel Cleaver MO House Representative Democrat
Vote4Cleaver Emanuel Cleaver MO House Representative Democrat

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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.