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!

mauricehinchey Maurice Hinchey NY House Representative Democrat inactive
BarryHinckley Barry Hinckley RI Senate Challenger Republican inactive
USRepRHinojosa Ruben Hinojosa TX House Representative Democrat
Ruben_Hinojosa Ruben Hinojosa TX House Representative Democrat
maziehirono Mazie Hirono HI Senator Democrat
mazieforhawaii Mazie Hirono HI Senator Democrat
PaulHirschbiel Paul Hirschbiel VA House Challenger Democrat inactive
RudyforCongress Rudy Hobbs MI House Challenger Democrat inactive
DebraHobbsforAR Debra Hobbs AR Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
RepKathyHochul Kathy Hochul NY House Representative Democrat inactive
KathyHochul Kathy Hochul NY House Representative Democrat inactive
Hodges4Congress Steve Hodges MO House Challenger Democrat inactive
TeamHoekstra Pete Hoekstra MI Senate Challenger Republican inactive
petehoekstra Pete Hoekstra MI Senate Challenger Republican inactive
SenJohnHoeven John Hoeven ND Senator Republican
hoeven4senate John Hoeven ND Senator Republican
LarryHogan Larry Hogan MD Governor Republican
ChangeMaryland Larry Hogan MD Governor Republican
LarryHogan2014 Larry Hogan MD Governor Republican
RepTimHolden Tim Holden PA House Representative 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.