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!

TeamPallone Frank Pallone NJ House Representative Democrat
palmer4alabama Gary Palmer AL House Representative Republican
USRepGaryPalmer Gary Palmer AL House Representative Republican
VernonBParker Vernon B. Parker AZ House Challenger Republican inactive
AKGovParnell Sean Parnell AK Governor Republican inactive
Parnell4Gov Sean Parnell AK Governor Republican inactive
BillPascrell Bill Pascrell NJ House Representative Democrat
PascrellforNJ Bill Pascrell NJ House Representative Democrat
PastorForAZ Ed Pastor AZ House Representative Democrat inactive
governorpataki George Pataki NY Presidential Challenger Republican
JonathanPaton Jonathan Paton AZ House Challenger Republican inactive
DevalPatrick Deval Patrick MA Governor Democrat inactive
Suzanne_Patrick Suzanne Patrick VA House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepRonPaul Ron Paul TX House Representative Republican inactive
RandPaul Rand Paul KY Senator Republican
RonPaul Ron Paul TX House Representative Republican inactive
DrRandPaul Rand Paul KY Presidential Challenger Republican
Erik_Paulsen Erik Paulsen MN House Representative Republican
RepErikPaulsen Erik Paulsen MN House Representative Republican
TimPawlenty Tim Pawlenty Presidential Challenger 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.