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!

amyklobuchar Amy Klobuchar MN Senator Democrat
knight4congress Steve Knight CA House Representative Republican
SteveKnight25 Steve Knight CA House Representative Republican
Kocher4Senate Victor Kocher SC Senate Challenger Independent inactive
DaveKoller2014 Dave Koller FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
ColoradoForKopp Mike Kopp CO Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
Koster4Congress John Koster WA House Challenger Republican inactive
PatKreitlow Pat Kreitlow WI House Challenger Democrat inactive
PhilKrinkie Phil Krinkie MN House Challenger Republican inactive
Dennis_Kucinich Dennis Kucinich OH House Representative Democrat inactive
KultalaForKS Kelly Kultala KS House Challenger Democrat inactive
KurtzCongress Tony Kurtz WI House Challenger Republican inactive
AnnMcLaneKuster Annie McLane Kuster NH House Representative Democrat
RepAnnieKuster Annie McLane Kuster NH House Representative Democrat
AdamKwasman Adam Kwasman AZ House Challenger Republican inactive
senjonkyl Jon Kyl AZ Senator Republican inactive
joekyrillos2012 Joe Kyrillos NJ Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Raul_Labrador Raúl R. Labrador ID House Representative Republican
Labrador4Idaho Raúl R. Labrador ID House Representative Republican
JohnLaFerla John LaFerla MD House 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.