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Voodoo Doughnut creates Hillary Clinton doughnut

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Hillary Clinton is an odds-on favorite to be the next Democratic nominee for President of the United States, so when she mentioned a famous Portland doughnut shop Tuesday night, the sugar artists at Voodoo Doughnut took note.

Inspired by a famous photo of Clinton, Voodoo's staff in downtown Portland created a doughnut likeness of the former Secretary of State.

The doughnut depicts Clinton wearing sunglasses and checking her cell phone. If it looks familiar, it's because the image inspired by a whole Internet meme -- see textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com.

Clinton was giving a quick preview of her speech Tuesday at the Keller Auditorium when she suggested it might be a long evening based on the wide range of topics she planned to cover. She joked she was "willing to order Voodoo Doughnuts for everybody. Those sugar highs can keep us going to breakfast."

Voodoo sent out a tweet of its Clinton doughnut the next morning and wrote, "Thanks for the shout out while in Portland!"

If you want to actually take a bite out of a Clinton doughnut, you're out of luck. Voodoo made only one doughnut at its downtown shop, and it was just for display.

Earlier this year, Voodoo paid tribute to Harold Ramis, the Ghostbusters star and comedy legend who died at the age of 69, by creating a Ghostbusters-themed doughnut. Voodoo made a number of Harold Ramis doughnuts and they sold out quickly.

For a recap of Clinton's speech in Portland, see Laura Rillos' story here.

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