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!

Donna_Sheldon Donna Sheldon GA House Challenger Republican inactive
BradSherman Brad Sherman CA House Representative Democrat
SupportSherow James Sherow KS House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepShimkus John Shimkus IL House Representative Republican
NateShinagawa Nate Shinagawa NY House Challenger Democrat inactive
GovPeterShumlin Peter Shumlin VT Governor Democrat
petershumlin Peter Shumlin VT Governor Democrat
RepBillShuster Bill Shuster PA House Representative Republican
ShusterForPA9 Bill Shuster PA House Representative Republican
MattForOK Matt Silverstein OK Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
CongMikeSimpson Mike Simpson ID House Representative Republican
MikeSimpson4ID Mike Simpson ID House Representative Republican
kyrstensinema Kyrsten Sinema AZ House Representative Democrat
RepSinema Kyrsten Sinema AZ House Representative Democrat
AlexSinkFlorida Alex Sink FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
SinnerforND George Sinner ND House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepSires Albio Sires NJ House Representative Democrat
AlbioSiresNJ Albio Sires NJ House Representative Democrat
PGSittenfeld P.G. Sittenfeld OH Senate Challenger Democrat
rhonda4congress Rhonda Sivarajah MN House 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.