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!

EllenAndel Ellen Andel FL House Challenger Republican inactive
VoteLee Lee Anderson GA House Challenger Republican inactive
RepAndrews Rob Andrews NJ House Representative Democrat inactive
AppelforIowa Staci Appel IA House Challenger Democrat inactive
VAArk Valerie Arkoosh PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
JaniceforNM Janice Arnold-Jones NM House Challenger Republican inactive
BradAshford16 Brad Ashford NE House Representative Democrat
RepBradAshford Brad Ashford NE House Representative Democrat
markassini Mark Assini NY House Challenger Republican inactive
SteveAustria Steve Austria OH House Representative Republican inactive
KellyAyotte Kelly Ayotte NH Senator Republican
Babin4Congress Brian Babin TX House Representative Republican
RepBrianBabin Brian Babin TX House Representative Republican
workingjoebaca Joe Baca CA House Challenger Democrat inactive
MicheleBachmann Michele Bachmann MN House Representative Republican inactive
TeamBachmann Michele Bachmann MN House Representative Republican inactive
BachusAL06 Spencer Bachus AL House Representative Republican inactive
Badey4Congress George Badey PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
BruceBraley Bruce Bailey IA House Representative Democrat inactive
kaybaileyhutch Kay Bailey Hutchison TX Senator 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.