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!

reppeteaguilar Pete Aguilar CA House Representative Democrat
clayaiken Clay Aiken NC House Challenger Democrat inactive
ClayForNC Clay Aiken NC House Challenger Democrat inactive
DukeAiona2014 Duke Aiona HI Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
ToddAkin Todd Akin MO House Representative Republican inactive
reptoddakin Todd Akin MO House Representative Republican inactive
DrDavidAlameel David Alameel TX Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
SenAlexander Lamar Alexander TN Senator Republican
USRepAlexander Rodney Alexander LA House Representative Republican inactive
LamarAlexander Lamar Alexander TN Senator Republican
georgeallenva George Allen VA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
rickallen Rick W. Allen GA House Representative Republican
RepRickAllen Rick Allen GA House Representative Republican
jasonaltmire Jason Altmire PA House Representative Democrat inactive
randyaltschuler Randy Altschuler NY House Challenger Republican inactive
justinamash Justin Amash MI House Representative Republican
amasharchive Justin Amash MI House Representative Republican
amash2014 Justin Amash MI House Representative Republican
MarkAmodeiNV2 Mark Amodei NV House Representative Republican
AmodeiForNevada Mark Amodei NV House Representative 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.