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!

teammoulton Seth Moulton MA House Representative Democrat
sethmoulton Seth Moulton MA House Representative Democrat
richardmourdock Richard Mourdock IN Senate Challenger Republican inactive
jimmowrer Jim Mowrer IA House Challenger Democrat inactive
MarkwayneMullin Markwayne Mullin OK House Representative Republican
RepMullin Markwayne Mullin OK House Representative Republican
MickMulvaney Mick Mulvaney SC House Representative Republican
RepMickMulvaney Mick Mulvaney SC House Representative Republican
DickMuri Dick Muri WA House Challenger Republican inactive
lisamurkowski Lisa Murkowski AK Senator Republican
LisaForSenate Lisa Murkowski AK Senator Republican
RepTimMurphy Tim Murphy PA House Representative Republican
TimMurphyPA Tim Murphy PA House Representative Republican
MarkMurphy2012 Mark Murphy NY House Challenger Democrat inactive
ChrisMurphyCT Chris Murphy CT Senator Democrat
PatrickMurphyFL Patrick Murphy FL House Representative Democrat
RepMurphyFL Patrick Murphy FL House Representative Democrat
PattyMurray Patty Murray WA Senator Democrat
MurrayCampaign Patty Murray WA Senator Democrat
JohnJayMyers John Jay Myers TX Senate Challenger Other 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.