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!

GovernorHassan Maggie Hassan NH Governor Democrat
Vote4Chuck Chuck Hassebrook NE Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
DocHastings Doc Hastings WA House Representative Republican inactive
RepHastingsFL Alcee Hastings FL House Representative Democrat
alcee4congress Alcee Hastings FL House Representative Democrat
OrrinHatch Orrin Hatch UT Senator Republican
SenOrrinHatch Orrin Hatch UT Senator Republican
Walt4NH Walt Havenstein NH Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
PatHenryHays Patrick Henry Hays AR House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepNanHayworth Nan Hayworth NY House Representative Republican inactive
NanHayworth Nan Hayworth NY House Challenger Republican inactive
JoyceforOhio Joyce Healy-Abrams OH House Challenger Democrat inactive
Heck4Nevada Joe Heck NV House Representative Republican
RepJoeHeck Joe Heck NV House Representative Republican
DennyHeck Denny Heck WA House Representative Democrat
RepDennyHeck Denny Heck WA House Representative Democrat
DaveEHeineman Dave Heineman NE Governor Republican inactive
Heinrich4NM Martin Heinrich NM Senator Democrat
MartinHeinrich Martin Heinrich NM Senator Democrat
Heidi4ND Heidi Heitkamp ND 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.