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Ben & Jerry stir up new flavors for 7 Democratic candidates

September 24, 2018 GMT

CLAIM: The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are collaborating with political action committee Move On to create ice cream flavors in support of seven congressional candidates. 

AP’S ASSESSMENT: It’s true. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will be raffling off new ice cream flavors to support congressional candidates.

THE FACTS: Cohen confirmed to The Associated Press that he along with Greenfield are developing new flavors of ice cream and they are asking for help naming them. The flavors will correspond with seven progressive candidates running for office: Jess King in Pennsylvania, Lauren Underwood in Illinois, Aftab Pureval in Ohio, J.D. Scholten in Iowa, Ammar Campa Najjar in California, Stephany Rose Spaulding in Colorado and James Thompson in Kansas.

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