The Iowa State Fair is a tradition for presidential campaigns, and known for deep-frying everything from Twinkies to butter.
Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertDems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets Republicans add 13 members to Financial Services, Ways and Means committees The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (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.