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!

RickNolanMN Rick Nolan MN House Representative Democrat
USRepRickNolan Rick Nolan MN House Representative Democrat
DonNorcross4NJ Donald Norcross NJ House Representative Democrat
DonNorcrossNJ1 Donald Norcross NJ House Representative Democrat
RepRichNugent Rich Nugent FL House Representative Republican
Nugent4Congress Rich Nugent FL House Representative Republican
DevinNunes Devin Nunes CA House Representative Republican
Rep_DevinNunes Devin Nunes CA House Representative Republican
MichelleNunnGA Michelle Nunn GA Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
Nunnelee2012 Alan Nunnelee MS House Representative Republican inactive
RepAlanNunnelee Alan Nunnelee MS House Representative Republican inactive
jd_odonnell James O'Donnell NY House Challenger Democrat inactive
MartinOMalley Martin O'Malley MD Presidential Challenger Democrat
BetoForCongress Beto O'Rourke TX House Representative Democrat
BetoORourke Beto O'Rourke TX House Representative Democrat
RepBetoORourke Beto O'Rourke TX House Representative Democrat
BarackObama Barack Obama DC President Democrat
obamainaugural Barack Obama DC President Democrat inactive
POTUS Barack Obama DC President Democrat
Obermueller2012 Mike Obermueller MN House Challenger Democrat 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.