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!

ElectRodney Rodney Davis IL House Representative Republican
RodneyDavis Rodney Davis IL House Representative Republican
RepSusanDavis Susan Davis CA House Representative Democrat
wendydavis Wendy Davis TX Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
RepDannyDavis Danny Davis IL House Representative Democrat
PaulDavisKS Paul Davis KS Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
ChrisDayNY Christopher Day NY House Challenger Republican inactive
GovMarkDayton Mark Dayton MN Governor Democrat
Mark_Dayton Mark Dayton MN Governor Democrat
GovernorDeal Nathan Deal GA Governor Republican
NathanDeal Nathan Deal GA Governor Republican
Debicella Dan Debicella CT House Challenger Republican inactive
RepPeterDeFazio Peter DeFazio OR House Representative Democrat
RepDianaDeGette Diana DeGette CO House Representative Democrat
GovernordeJongh John deJongh Jr. VI Governor Democrat inactive
JDelaneyforMD John Delaney MD House Representative Democrat
RepJohnDelaney John Delaney MD House Representative Democrat
rosadelauro Rosa DeLauro CT House Representative Democrat
Rosa_DeLauro Rosa DeLauro CT House Representative Democrat
SuzanDelBene Suzan DelBene WA 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.

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