The best deleted political tweets from 2014

Nicko sez, With 2014 coming to close, it's that time of year to curl up by the fire and enjoy the biggest Twitter regrets from US politicians. They're all saved in Politwoops and the midterm elections meant it was extra busy."

"This year, 86% of the nearly 1,300 accounts in Politwoops deleted a tweet, compared to 76% from the year before. The project collected 682,980 total tweets and thousands of deletions — this recap post looks at the most notable ones of the year.

Ted Cruz's troll bait – In May, the official account of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, deleted a tweet with the picture to the right that said, "Did a little shopping for the office with @SenMikeLee in Houston today." The message garnered praise from Roll Call who wrote, "Sen. Ted Cruz did a little troll hunting April 23, baiting the entirety of the Internet-enabled world with a perplexing pic of an urban safari that incited carnage across the social mediasphere" and Cruz's spokesperson told the Washington Post, "the office is not defensive of the picture." A week later it was deleted.