Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bakery's Ballot Spin Stuffs the Cookie Box

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bakery's Ballot Spin Stuffs the Cookie Box

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck and neck in a new poll this week.

Priory Fine Pastries on the North Side has sold roughly the same number of sugar cookies stamped with the candidates' faces since Tuesday, when the first "Bake America Great Again" treats were put on display in the pastry case. The bakery staff plans to keep a daily tally of how many of each cookie are sold to see how close a sweet tooth is at predicting election results.

"You can support your candidate and have a snack while you're at it," said John Graf, an owner of the East Ohio Street bakery.

Several dozen cookies sold quickly on Tuesday, and the bakery already has some orders for several dozen more through Election Day.

"It's kind of cool," said Kathy Schrecongost, the bakery's assistant manager. …

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