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!

Clem4Congress Paul Clements MI House Challenger Democrat inactive
HillaryClinton Hillary Clinton NY Presidential Challenger Democrat
Clyburn James E. Clyburn SC House Representative Democrat
marthacoakley Martha Coakley MA Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
SenDanCoats Dan Coats IN Senator Republican
DanCoats Dan Coats IN Senator Republican
HowardCoble Howard Coble NC House Representative Republican inactive
TomCoburn Tom Coburn OK Senator Republican inactive
SenThadCochran Thad Cochran MS Senator Republican
thadforms Thad Cochran MS Senator Republican
RepMikeCoffman Mike Coffman CO House Representative Republican
coffmanforco Mike Coffman CO House Representative Republican
RepCohen Steve Cohen TN House Representative Democrat
ReElectCohen Steve Cohen TN House Representative Democrat
CohnForCongress Alan Cohn FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
TomColeOK04 Tom Cole OK House Representative Republican
lifebymkc Michael Cole TX House Challenger Democrat inactive
ColeForCongress Tom Cole OK House Representative Republican
curtiscoleman Curtis Coleman AR Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
SenatorCollins Susan Collins ME 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.

Get the archive data file.