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!

OHPressSec John Kasich OH Governor Republican
John_Katko John Katko NY House Representative Republican
RepJohnKatko John Katko NY House Representative Republican
JoeKaufmanUSA Joe Kaufman FL House Challenger Republican inactive
USRepKeating William "Bill" Keating MA House Representative Democrat
WilliamKeating William "Bill" Keating MA House Representative Democrat
MikeKellyPA Mike Kelly PA House Representative Republican
MikeKellyforPA3 Mike Kelly PA House Representative Republican
Robin42CD Robin Kelly IL House Representative Democrat
RepRobinKelly Robin Kelly IL House Representative Democrat
KellyforMS01 Trent Kelly MS House Challenger Republican
joekennedy Joe Kennedy III MA House Representative Democrat
RepJoeKennedy Joe Kennedy III MA House Representative Democrat
kerreybob Bob Kerrey NE Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
JohnKerry John Kerry MA Senator Democrat inactive
RoKhannaUSA Ro Khanna CA House Challenger Democrat inactive
Kiehne4Congress Gary Kiehne AZ House Challenger Republican inactive
dankildee Dan Kildee MI House Representative Democrat
RepDanKildee Dan Kildee MI House Representative Democrat
DerekKilmer Derek Kilmer WA House Representative 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.