The Iowa State Fair is a tradition for presidential campaigns, and known for deep-frying everything from Twinkies to butter.
Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) had a more serious take on the announcement.
Number of the day: 18,500. 18,500 jobs will b gone when Hostess closes doors today b/c of unions refusal 2 negotiate. twitter.com/RepDavid/statu…— Rep David Schweikert (@RepDavid) November 16, 2012
And Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), tweeting later in the day, had a moment of nostalgia.
Contemplating a twinky-less future. Not happy.— Jim Himes (@jahimes) November 16, 2012
Updated at 3:59 p.m.