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!

TomLatham Tom Latham IA House Representative Republican inactive
IowansforLatham Tom Latham IA House Representative Republican inactive
SteveLaTourette Steven LaTourette OH House Representative Republican inactive
boblatta Bob G. Latta OH House Representative Republican
latta4congress Bob Latta OH House Representative Republican
FrankLautenberg Frank Lautenberg NJ Senator Democrat inactive
BrendaLLawrence Brenda Lawrence MI House Representative Democrat
RepLawrence Brenda Lawrence MI House Representative Democrat
AlLawsonJr Al Lawson Jr. FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
daylinleach Daylin Leach PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
SenatorLeahy Patrick Leahy VT Senator Democrat
SenMikeLee Mike Lee UT Senator Republican
RepBarbaraLee Barbara Lee CA House Representative Democrat
BLeeForCongress Barbara Lee CA House Representative Democrat
ChadLeeCongress Chad Lee WI House Challenger Republican inactive
georgeleing George Leing CO House Challenger Republican inactive
Governor_LePage Paul LePage ME Governor Republican
lepage2014 Paul LePage ME Governor Republican
HansForCongress Hans Lessmann PA House Challenger Republican inactive
repsandylevin Sander "Sandy" Levin MI 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.

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