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!

GaryMillerCA Gary Miller CA House Representative Republican inactive
JoeWMiller Joe W. Miller AK Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepJeffMiller Jeff Miller FL House Representative Republican
millermeeks Mariannette Miller-Meeks IA House Challenger Republican inactive
StewartMillsMN Stewart Mills MN House Challenger Republican inactive
mills4ms Michael P. "Chip" Mills Jr. MS House Challenger Republican inactive
MilneForVT Scott Milne VT Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
Minor2014 Louie Minor TX House Challenger Democrat inactive
Misiuk4Congress Isaac Misiuk ME House Challenger Republican inactive
MitchumCA24 Chris Mitchum CA House Challenger Republican inactive
shayanmodarres Shayan Modarres FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepMoolenaar John Moolenaar MI House Representative Republican
JohnMoolenaar John Moolenaar MI House Representative Republican
MooneyforWV Alex Mooney WV House Representative Republican
RepAlexMooney Alex Mooney WV House Representative Republican
RepGwenMoore Gwen Moore WI House Representative Democrat
Gwen4Congress Gwen Moore WI House Representative Democrat
JerryMoran Jerry Moran KS Senator Republican
Jim_Moran Jim Moran VA House Representative Democrat inactive
moranforkansas Jerry Moran KS Senator Republican

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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.