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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 SchweikertRepublican candidate favored in Arizona special House election Ryan leaves legacy of tax cuts and deficits Paul Ryan’s successor must embrace the House Freedom Caucus 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.