Sen. McCain: What about deep-fried Twinkies?

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In a statement, the company blamed the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) for a nationwide strike that had “crippled the company’s ability to produce and deliver products at multiple facilities.”

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.

And Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), tweeting later in the day, had a moment of nostalgia.

Updated at 3:59 p.m.