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!

TomReedCongress Tom Reed NY House Representative Republican
RepTomReed Tom Reed NY House Representative Republican
SenJackReed Jack Reed RI Senator Democrat
KReed4Congress Ken Reed WV House Challenger Republican inactive
Brian4Georgia Brian Reese GA House Challenger Democrat inactive
DennyRehberg Denny Rehberg MT House Representative Republican inactive
Rehberg2012 Denny Rehberg MT House Representative Republican inactive
davereichert Dave Reichert WA House Representative Republican
TeamReichert Dave Reichert WA House Representative Republican
SenatorReid Harry Reid NV Senator Democrat
HarryReid Harry Reid NV Senator Democrat
ReisForCongress Rhue Reis RI House Challenger Republican inactive
RepJimRenacci Jim Renacci OH House Representative Republican
Renacci2012 Jim Renacci OH House Representative Republican
JimRenacciOH16 Jim Renacci OH House Representative Republican
AmandaRenteria Amanda Renteria CA House Challenger Democrat inactive
SilvestreReyes Silvestre Reyes TX House Representative Democrat inactive
reyesworks Silvestre Reyes TX House Representative Democrat inactive
RhodenForSenate Larry Rhoden SD Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepRibble Reid Ribble WI House Representative Republican

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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.