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!

SenCarlLevin Carl Levin MI Senator Democrat inactive
Levin4Congress Sander "Sandy" Levin MI House Representative Democrat
repjohnlewis John Lewis GA House Representative Democrat
RepJerryLewis Jerry Lewis CA House Representative Republican inactive
electjohnlewis John Lewis GA House Representative Democrat
RetaJoLewis Reta Jo Lewis DC Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
mtforlewis John Lewis MT House Challenger Democrat inactive
Lieber4Congress Arthur Lieber MO House Challenger Democrat inactive
JoeLieberman Joe Lieberman CT Senator Independent inactive
tedlieu Ted Lieu CA House Representative Democrat
RepTedLieu Ted Lieu CA House Representative Democrat
edlindsey14 Edward Lindsey GA House Challenger Republican inactive
lingle2012 Linda Lingle HI Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepLipinski Dan Lipinski IL House Representative Democrat
Little4Congress Anna Little NJ House Challenger Republican inactive
RepLoBiondo Frank LoBiondo NJ House Representative Republican
LoBiondo2014 Frank LoBiondo NJ House Representative Republican
daveloebsack Dave Loebsack IA House Representative Democrat
RepZoeLofgren Zoe Lofgren CA House Representative Democrat
danlogue4cd3 Dan Logue CA House Challenger Republican 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.