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!

RepBillEnyart Bill Enyart IL House Representative Democrat inactive
SenatorEnzi Mike Enzi WY Senator Republican
enziforwyo Mike Enzi WY Senator Republican
joniernst Joni Ernst IA Senator Republican
JoniForIowa Joni Ernst IA Senator Republican
SenJoniErnst Joni Ernst IA Senator Republican
trustintom Tom Ervin SC Gubernatorial Challenger Independent inactive
RepAnnaEshoo Anna G. Eshoo CA House Representative Democrat
Eshoo2014 Anna Eshoo CA House Representative Democrat
EspaillatNY Adriano Espaillat NY House Challenger Democrat inactive
Elizabeth_Esty Elizabeth Esty CT House Representative Democrat
RepEsty Elizabeth Esty CT House Representative Democrat
JackEvansWard2 Jack Evans DC Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
EvansForMayor Jack Evans DC Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
John_W_Ewing John W. Ewing NE House Challenger Democrat inactive
GovMaryFallin Mary Fallin OK Governor Republican
MaryFallin Mary Fallin OK Governor Republican
farenthold Blake Farenthold TX House Representative Republican
Elect_Blake Blake Farenthold TX House Representative Republican
RepSamFarr Sam Farr CA 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.