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!

RepRohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher CA House Representative Republican
ToddRokita Todd Rokita IN House Representative Republican
rokitacongress Todd Rokita IN House Representative Republican
andrewromanoff Andrew Romanoff CO House Challenger Democrat inactive
TeamRomney Mitt Romney MA Presidential Challenger Republican inactive
TomRooney Tom Rooney FL House Representative Republican
rooney4congress Tom Rooney FL House Representative Republican
AndrewRoraback Andrew Roraback CT House Challenger Republican inactive
RosLehtinen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen FL House Representative Republican
RosLehtinenCamp Ileana Ros-Lehtinen FL House Representative Republican
PeterRoskam Peter Roskam IL House Representative Republican
brentroske Brent Roske CA House Challenger Independent inactive
RepDennisRoss Dennis Ross FL House Representative Republican
RepMikeRoss Mike Ross AR House Representative Democrat inactive
electdennisross Dennis Ross FL House Representative Republican
MikeRossUpdates Mike Ross AR Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
VoteHenryRoss Henry Ross MS House Challenger Republican inactive
gabeisgreat Gabriel Rothblatt FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
KRPA12 Keith Rothfus PA House Representative Republican
KeithRothfus Keith Rothfus PA 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.