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!

seifertmn Marty Seifert MN Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
DarleneSenger Darlene Senger IL House Challenger Republican inactive
JimPressOffice Jim Sensenbrenner WI House Representative Republican
RepJoseSerrano Jose Serrano NY House Representative Democrat
PeteSessions Pete Sessions TX House Representative Republican
SenatorSessions Jeff Sessions AL Senator Republican
SessionsforTX32 Pete Sessions TX House Representative Republican
jeffsessions Jeff Sessions AL Senator Republican
JoeSestak Joe Sestak PA Senate Challenger Democrat
RepTerriSewell Terri A. Sewell AL House Representative Democrat
Sewell4Congress Terri A. Sewell AL House Representative Democrat
JeanneShaheen Jeanne Shaheen NH Senator Democrat
SenatorShaheen Jeanne Shaheen NH Senator Democrat
Andy4DC Andy Shallal DC Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
andyshallal Andy Shallal DC Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
TWShannon T.W. Shannon OK Senate Challenger Republican inactive
TeamSheaPorter Carol Shea-Porter NH House Representative Democrat inactive
RepSheaPorter Carol Shea-Porter NH House Representative Democrat inactive
vincentsheheen Vincent Sheheen SC Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
SenShelby Richard Shelby AL Senator 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.