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!

RepCuellar Henry Cuellar TX House Representative Democrat
CongCulberson John Culberson TX House Representative Republican
johnculberson John Culberson TX House Representative Republican
RepCummings Elijah E Cummings MD House Representative Democrat
ReElectCummings Elijah Cummings MD House Representative Democrat
NYGovCuomo Andrew Cuomo NY Governor Democrat
carloslcurbelo Carlos L. Curbelo FL House Representative Republican
RepCurbelo Carlos L. Curbelo FL House Representative Republican
EliotCutler Eliot Cutler ME Gubernatorial Challenger Independent inactive
DaggettCongress Doug Daggett MN House Challenger Republican inactive
dahlberg4senate Chris Dahlberg MN Senate Challenger Republican inactive
DainesforMT Steve Daines MT Senator Republican
SteveDaines Steve Daines MT Senator Republican
DalrympleforGov Jack Dalrymple ND Governor Republican
NDGovDalrymple Jack Dalrymple ND Governor Republican
mymanmitch Mitch Daniels IN Governor Republican inactive
MarkDarrAR Mark Darr AR House Challenger Republican inactive
SDGovDaugaard Dennis Daugaard SD Governor Republican
dennisdaugaard Dennis Daugaard SD Governor Republican
RepGeoffDavis Geoff Davis KY House Representative Republican 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.