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!

Payne10thNJ Donald M. Payne Sr. NJ House Representative Democrat inactive
DonaldPayneJr Donald Payne Jr. NJ House Representative Democrat
RepDonaldPayne Donald Payne Jr. NJ House Representative Democrat
RepStevePearce Steve Pearce NM House Representative Republican
Pearce4NM Steve Pearce NM House Representative Republican
NancyPelosi Nancy Pelosi CA House Representative Democrat
GovPenceIN Mike Pence IN Governor Republican
mike_pence Mike Pence IN Governor Republican
DavidForGeorgia David Pennington GA Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
ncgovoffice Bev Perdue NC Governor Democrat inactive
Perduesenate David Perdue GA Senator Republican
sendavidperdue David Perdue GA Senator Republican
RepPerlmutter Ed Perlmutter CO House Representative Democrat
Ed4Colorado Ed Perlmutter CO House Representative Democrat
PerryTruthTeam Rick Perry TX Governor Republican inactive
TeamRickPerry Rick Perry TX Governor Republican inactive
GovernorPerry Rick Perry TX Governor Republican inactive
RepScottPerry Scott Perry PA House Representative Republican
Perry4Congress Scott Perry PA House Representative Republican
JoePerske Joe Perske 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.

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