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!

ObermuellerMike Mike Obermueller MN House Challenger Democrat inactive
Oberweis2014 Jim Oberweis IL Senate Challenger Republican inactive
JohnOceguera John Oceguera NV House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepPeteOlson Pete Olson TX House Representative Republican
PeteOlson Pete Olson TX House Representative Republican
orange4mayor Vincent Orange DC Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
OrmanForSenate Greg Orman KS Senate Challenger Independent inactive
JulianneOrtman Julianne Ortman MN Senate Challenger Republican inactive
osbornforsenate Shane Osborn NE Senate Challenger Republican inactive
DougOse Doug Ose CA House Challenger Republican inactive
ButchOtter Butch "Butch" Otter ID Governor Republican
OtterforIdaho Butch Otter ID Governor Republican
BillOwensNY Bill Owens NY House Representative Democrat inactive
votedougowens Doug Owens UT House Challenger Democrat inactive
SalPace Sal Pace CO House Challenger Democrat inactive
agarciapadilla Alejandro García Padilla PR Governor Democrat
PageforTN Danny Page TN Senate Challenger Independent inactive
StevenPalazzo Steven Palazzo MS House Representative Republican
CongPalazzo Steven Palazzo MS House Representative Republican
FrankPallone Frank Pallone NJ House Representative Democrat

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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.