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!

DwayneStovall Dwayne Stovall TX Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
TonyStrickland Tony Strickland CA House Challenger Republican inactive
Ted_Strickland Ted Strickland OH Senate Challenger Democrat
StrouseForPA Kevin Strouse PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
MarlinStutzman Marlin Stutzman IN House Representative Republican
RepStutzman Marlin Stutzman IN House Representative Republican
USRepSullivan John Sullivan OK House Representative Republican inactive
TEAMSullivan John Sullivan OK House Representative Republican inactive
DanSullivan2014 Dan Sullivan AK Senator Republican
SenDanSullivan Dan Sullivan AK Senator Republican
Summersformaine Charlie E. Summers Jr. ME Senate Challenger Republican inactive
SharonSundMN Sharon Sund MN House Challenger Democrat inactive
BettySutton Betty Sutton OH House Representative Democrat
ericswalwell Eric Swalwell CA House Representative Democrat
RepSwalwell Eric Swalwell CA House Representative Democrat
hswint Howard Swint WV House Challenger Democrat inactive
MikeTagert Mike Tagert MS House Challenger Republican inactive
TajforCongress Syed Taj MI House Challenger Democrat inactive
MarkTakai Mark Takai HI House Representative Democrat
RepMarkTakai Mark Takai HI House Representative Democrat

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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.