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!

SoutherlandFL02 Steve Southerland FL House Representative Republican inactive
Sparks4Congress Daniel Sparks MS House Challenger Republican inactive
RepSpeier Jackie Speier CA House Representative Democrat
JackieSpeier Jackie Speier CA House Representative Democrat
Spilka4Congress Karen Spilka MA House Challenger Democrat inactive
SenStabenow Debbie Stabenow MI Senator Democrat
stabenow Debbie Stabenow MI Senator Democrat
TeamStabenow Debbie Stabenow MI Senator Democrat
jay_stamper Jay Stamper SC Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
petestark Pete Stark CA House Representative Democrat inactive
RepCliffStearns Cliff Stearns FL House Representative Republican inactive
congstearns Cliff Stearns FL House Representative Republican inactive
EliseStefanik Elise Stefanik NY House Representative Republican
RepStefanik Elise Stefanik NY House Representative Republican
RepChrisStewart Chris Stewart UT House Representative Republican
StewartForUtah Chris Stewart UT House Representative Republican
RepSteveStivers Steve Stivers OH House Representative Republican
stevestivers Steve Stivers OH House Representative Republican
StockmanSenate Steve Stockman TX House Representative Republican inactive
SteveWorks4You Steve Stockman TX House Representative Republican inactive
DwayneStovall Dwayne Stovall TX Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
TonyStrickland Tony Strickland CA House Challenger Republican inactive
Ted_Strickland Ted Strickland OH Senate Challenger Democrat
StrouseForPA Kevin Strouse PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
MarlinStutzman Marlin Stutzman IN House Representative Republican
RepStutzman Marlin Stutzman IN House Representative Republican
USRepSullivan John Sullivan OK House Representative Republican inactive
TEAMSullivan John Sullivan OK House Representative Republican inactive
DanSullivan2014 Dan Sullivan AK Senator Republican
SenDanSullivan Dan Sullivan AK Senator Republican
Summersformaine Charlie E. Summers Jr. ME Senate Challenger Republican inactive
SharonSundMN Sharon Sund MN House Challenger Democrat inactive
BettySutton Betty Sutton OH House Representative Democrat
ericswalwell Eric Swalwell CA House Representative Democrat
RepSwalwell Eric Swalwell CA House Representative Democrat
hswint Howard Swint WV House Challenger Democrat inactive
MikeTagert Mike Tagert MS House Challenger Republican inactive
TajforCongress Syed Taj MI House Challenger Democrat inactive
MarkTakai Mark Takai HI House Representative Democrat
RepMarkTakai Mark Takai HI House Representative Democrat
MarkTakano Mark Takano CA House Representative Democrat
RepMarkTakano Mark Takano CA House Representative Democrat
ttancredo Tom Tancredo CO Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
AbelJTapia Abel Tapia CO House Challenger Democrat inactive
DannyTarkanian Danny Tarkanian NV House Challenger Republican inactive
AngelForRI Angel Taveras RI Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
Taylor4USSenate Chad Taylor KS Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
ZephyrTeachout Zephyr Teachout NY Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
AnnetteTeijeiro Annette Teijeiro NV House Challenger Republican inactive
NatalieTennant Natalie Tennant WV Senate Challenger Democrat 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.