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!

KultalaForKS Kelly Kultala KS House Challenger Democrat inactive
KurtzCongress Tony Kurtz WI House Challenger Republican inactive
AnnMcLaneKuster Annie McLane Kuster NH House Representative Democrat
RepAnnieKuster Annie McLane Kuster NH House Representative Democrat
AdamKwasman Adam Kwasman AZ House Challenger Republican inactive
senjonkyl Jon Kyl AZ Senator Republican inactive
joekyrillos2012 Joe Kyrillos NJ Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Raul_Labrador Raúl R. Labrador ID House Representative Republican
Labrador4Idaho Raúl R. Labrador ID House Representative Republican
JohnLaFerla John LaFerla MD House Challenger Democrat inactive
DougLaMalfa Doug LaMalfa CA House Representative Republican
RepLaMalfa Doug LaMalfa CA House Representative Republican
Dan_Lamb Dan Lamb NY House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepDLamborn Doug Lamborn CO House Representative Republican
DougLambornCD5 Doug Lamborn CO House Representative Republican
RepLanceNJ7 Leonard Lance NJ House Representative Republican
LeonardLanceNJ7 Leonard Lance NJ House Representative Republican
TerriLLand Terri Land MI Senate Challenger Republican inactive
SenLandrieu Mary Landrieu LA Senator Democrat inactive
MaryLandrieu Mary Landrieu LA Senator Democrat inactive
JeffLandry Jeff Landry LA House Representative Republican inactive
LandryForLA Jeff Landry LA House Representative Republican inactive
jimlangevin Jim Langevin RI House Representative Democrat
SenatorLankford James Lankford OK Senator Republican
jameslankford James Lankford OK Senator Republican
Lara4NewMexico Roxanne Lara NM House Challenger Democrat inactive
larsenrick Rick Larsen WA House Representative Democrat
RepRickLarsen Rick Larsen WA House Representative Democrat
RepJohnLarson John Larson CT House Representative Democrat
JohnLarsonCT John Larson CT House Representative Democrat
TomLatham Tom Latham IA House Representative Republican inactive
IowansforLatham Tom Latham IA House Representative Republican inactive
SteveLaTourette Steven LaTourette OH House Representative Republican inactive
boblatta Bob G. Latta OH House Representative Republican
latta4congress Bob Latta OH House Representative Republican
FrankLautenberg Frank Lautenberg NJ Senator Democrat inactive
BrendaLLawrence Brenda Lawrence MI House Representative Democrat
RepLawrence Brenda Lawrence MI House Representative Democrat
AlLawsonJr Al Lawson Jr. FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
daylinleach Daylin Leach PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
SenatorLeahy Patrick Leahy VT Senator Democrat
SenMikeLee Mike Lee UT Senator Republican
RepBarbaraLee Barbara Lee CA House Representative Democrat
BLeeForCongress Barbara Lee CA House Representative Democrat
ChadLeeCongress Chad Lee WI House Challenger Republican inactive
georgeleing George Leing CO House Challenger Republican inactive
Governor_LePage Paul LePage ME Governor Republican
lepage2014 Paul LePage ME Governor Republican
HansForCongress Hans Lessmann PA House Challenger Republican inactive
repsandylevin Sander "Sandy" Levin MI 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.