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Ben and Jerry’s Scoops Support for Duncan Hunter’s Opponent, More ‘Progressive Champions’

The ice cream company is holding its own election to choose flavors for its favorites

Nicolas navidad

Ben and Jerry’s announced its creating seven new ice cream flavors to support various candidates for the upcoming November election, including embattled Representative Duncan Hunter’s opponent.

The ice cream duo partnered with MoveOn, a progressive policy advocacy group, for the campaign.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the men behind the company, said they’re calling on “progressive champions,” in a statement released on MoveOn’s website.

Notably, for San Diegans, the dessert company favored Ammar Campa-Najjar over Duncan Hunter for the House of Representatives seat for California’s 50th District, a competitive race. 

Hunter was indicted for misuse of campaign funds in late August and has made several appearances in federal court since.

“They want to flip the seat, so let's go to court, let's have a trial, and everybody will see everything,” Hunter said last Tuesday.

Campa-Najjar won the second-most votes in the open primary back in June. Hunter received 48-percent of the vote, and Campa-Najjar got nearly 17-percent.

As November draws near, Ben and Jerry’s is holding its own election – to the name the seven new flavors. To cast your vote, visit MoveOn’s website.

Here is a list of other candidates, and the race they’re in, who are supported by Ben and Jerry:

  • Aftab Pureval, U.S. Congress Ohio 1st District
  • J.D Scholten, U.S. Congress Iowa 4th District
  • James Thompson, U.S. Congress Kansas 4th District
  • Jess King, U.S. Congress Pennsylvania 11th District
  • Lauren Underwood, U.S. Congress Illinois 14th District
  • Stephany Rose Spaulding, U.S. Congress Colorado 5th District
To learn more about Ben and Jerry's political action, see its website.
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