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!

ROBERTDOLD Robert J. Dold IL House Representative Republican
Carl_Domino Carl Domino FL House Challenger Republican inactive
MarkDonka Mark Donka VT House Challenger Republican inactive
SenDonnelly Joe Donnelly IN Senator Democrat
JoeforIndiana Joe Donnelly IN Senator Democrat
TimDonnellyShow Tim Donnelly CA Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
DanDonovan_NY Dan Donovan NY House Representative Republican
JoeD4OK Joe Dorman OK Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
PatriceForOK Patrice Douglas OK House Challenger Republican inactive
USRepMikeDoyle Mike Doyle PA House Representative Democrat
dougducey Doug Ducey AZ Governor Republican
TammyforIL Tammy Duckworth IL House Representative Democrat
tammyduckworth Tammy Duckworth IL House Representative Democrat
RepDuckworth Tammy Duckworth IL House Representative Democrat
RepSeanDuffy Sean Duffy WI House Representative Republican
Duffy4Congress Sean Duffy WI House Representative Republican
RepJeffDuncan Jeff Duncan SC House Representative Republican
RepJohnDuncanJr John Duncan Jr. TN House Representative Republican
Duncan4Congress Jeff Duncan SC House Representative Republican
SenatorDurbin Dick Durbin IL Senator 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.