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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 SchweikertDavid SchweikertGOP amendment would give billion to insurers to cover high-cost patients Meadows: Freedom Caucus would back bill that got rid of 3 ObamaCare regs Trump pressing House GOP for tweaks in healthcare bill: report MORE (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.