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!

NealMarchbanks Neal Marchbanks TX House Challenger Democrat inactive
MMargoliesPA Marjorie Margolies PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepTomMarino Tom Marino PA House Representative Republican
Marino4Congress Tom Marino PA House Representative Republican
GovernorMarkell Jack Markell DE Governor Democrat
WeBackJack Jack Markell DE Governor Democrat
SenMarkey Ed Markey MA Senator Democrat
EdMarkey Ed Markey MA Senator Democrat
Gov_Martinez Susana Martinez NM Governor Republican
ThomasMassieKY Thomas Massie KY House Representative Republican
RepThomasMassie Thomas Massie KY House Representative Republican
RepJimMatheson Jim Matheson UT House Representative Democrat inactive
MathesonForUtah Jim Matheson UT House Representative Democrat inactive
DrChadMathis Chad Mathis AL House Challenger Republican inactive
DorisMatsui Doris Matsui CA House Representative Democrat
Matsui4Congress Doris Matsui CA House Representative Democrat
AlMcAffrey Al McAffrey OK House Challenger Democrat inactive
donnamcaleer Donna McAleer UT House Challenger Democrat inactive
VanceMcAllister Vance McAllister LA House Representative Republican inactive
RepMcAllister Vance McAllister LA House Representative 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.