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!

timholdenpa17 Tim Holden PA House Representative Democrat inactive
GeorgeHolding George Holding NC House Representative Republican
RepHolding George Holding NC House Representative Republican
docholliday4ms1 Edward Troy "Doc" Holliday MS House Challenger Republican inactive
Hollisforsenate Paul Hollis LA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Eleanor4Congres Eleanor Holmes Norton DC House Representative Democrat
EleanorNorton Eleanor Holmes-Norton DC House Representative Democrat
RushHolt Rush Holt NJ House Representative Democrat inactive
RepMikeHonda Mike Honda CA House Representative Democrat
mikehonda17 Mike Honda CA House Representative Democrat
ScottHonourMN Scott Honour MN Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
StevenHorsford Steven Horsford NV House Representative Democrat inactive
RepHorsford Steven Horsford NV House Representative Democrat inactive
WhiteHouse The White House DC President Democrat
SteveHouse4Gov Steve House CO Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
VoteScottHowell Scott Howell UT Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
WhipHoyer Steny Hoyer MD House Representative Democrat
StenyHoyer Steny Hoyer MD House Representative Democrat
NancyHoyt4MD Nancy Hoyt MD House Challenger Republican inactive
GovMikeHuckabee Mike Huckabee AR Presidential Challenger 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.