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!

RichHudson Richard Hudson NC House Representative Republican
RepRichHudson Richard Hudson NC House Representative Republican
CongHuelskamp Tim Huelskamp KS House Representative Republican
TimHuelskamp Tim Huelskamp KS House Representative Republican
JaredHuffman Jared Huffman CA House Representative Democrat
RepHuffman Jared Huffman CA House Representative Democrat
Hughes4SJersey Bill Hughes NJ House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepHuizenga Bill Huizenga MI House Representative Republican
billhuizenga Bill Huizenga MI House Representative Republican
RandyHultgren Randy Hultgren IL House Representative Republican
RepHultgren Randy Hultgren IL House Representative Republican
Rep_Hunter Duncan Hunter CA House Representative Republican
JonHuntsman Jon Huntsman UT Governor Republican inactive
jon2012hq Jon Huntsman UT Governor Republican inactive
WillHurd Will Hurd TX House Representative Republican
hurdonthehill Will Hurd TX House Representative Republican
RepRobertHurt Robert Hurt VA House Representative Republican
RobertHurt Robert Hurt VA House Representative Republican
AsaHutchinson Asa Hutchinson AR Governor Republican
bradhutto Brad Hutto SC 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.