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Friday, June 20, 2003


Ben & Jerry. Good & Not so Good

posted by Editor at Friday, June 20, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
CNN covers the good and the less good with B&J and politics...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential candidate Howard Dean may have his own Ben & Jerry's sundae, but one of his Democratic rivals got the endorsement of his home state's ice cream company founder.

Ben Cohen, who with Jerry Greenfield founded Ben & Jerry's Homemade ice cream in Burlington, Vermont, said Friday that he is supporting Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.


Dean will be honored Monday by the "Maple Powered Howard" sundae that Ben & Jerry's will be selling in honor of the formal kickoff of his presidential campaign. The sundae will be sold only in Ben & Jerry's six company-owned stores in Vermont.


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