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!

reidribble Reid Ribble WI House Representative Republican
TomRiceSC7 Tom Rice SC House Representative Republican
RepTomRice Tom Rice SC House Representative Republican
KathleenRice Kathleen Rice NY House Representative Democrat
RepKathleenRice Kathleen Rice NY House Representative Democrat
senatornanrich Nan Rich FL Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
RepLRichardson Laura Richardson CA House Representative Democrat inactive
DRichardsonOR Dennis Richardson OR Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
RepRichmond Cedric Richmond LA House Representative Democrat
CedricRichmond Cedric Richmond LA House Representative Democrat
RickettsForGov Pete Ricketts NE Governor Republican
GovRicketts Pete Ricketts NE Governor Republican
RepScottRigell Scott Rigell VA House Representative Republican
ScottRigell Scott Rigell VA House Representative Republican
SenatorRisch Jim Risch ID Senator Republican
JimRisch Jim Risch ID Senator Republican
NeilRiser Neil Riser LA House Challenger Republican inactive
RepRivera David Rivera FL House Representative Republican inactive
DavidRiveraFL David Rivera FL House Representative Republican inactive
SenPatRoberts Pat Roberts KS Senator Republican
PatRoberts Pat Roberts KS Senator Republican
MarthaforNY Martha Robertson NY House Challenger Democrat inactive
CorinnaforSD Corinna Robinson SD House Challenger Democrat inactive
Robles4Congress Luz Robles UT House Challenger Democrat inactive
TeamRoby Martha Roby AL House Representative Republican
RepMarthaRoby Martha Roby AL House Representative Republican
SenRockefeller Jay Rockefeller WV Senator Democrat inactive
Rockwood4WI Chris Rockwood WI House Challenger Democrat inactive
DrPhilRoe Phil Roe TN House Representative Republican
BuddyRoemer Buddy Roemer CA Presidential Challenger Republican inactive
RepMikeRogersAL Mike Rogers AL House Representative Republican
MikeRogersCamp Mike Rogers AL House Representative Republican
HR4Congress Hayden Rogers NC House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepMikeRogers Mike Rogers MI House Representative Republican inactive
RepHalRogers Hal Rogers KY House Representative Republican
WendyRogersAZ Wendy Rogers AZ House Challenger Republican inactive
KeshaRogers2014 Kesha Rogers TX Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
LeeRogersCA Lee Rogers CA House Challenger Democrat inactive
DanaRohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher CA House Representative Republican
Rohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher CA House Representative Republican
RepRohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher CA House Representative Republican
ToddRokita Todd Rokita IN House Representative Republican
rokitacongress Todd Rokita IN House Representative Republican
andrewromanoff Andrew Romanoff CO House Challenger Democrat inactive
TeamRomney Mitt Romney MA Presidential Challenger Republican inactive
TomRooney Tom Rooney FL House Representative Republican
rooney4congress Tom Rooney FL House Representative Republican
AndrewRoraback Andrew Roraback CT House Challenger Republican inactive
RosLehtinen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen FL House Representative Republican
RosLehtinenCamp Ileana Ros-Lehtinen FL House Representative Republican

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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.