BALTIMORE (AP) — Ben Jealous is canvassing for votes with another man named Ben: Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Jealous, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland, has two events scheduled Saturday with Cohen, who is a co-founder of the ice cream company.

The first event is in Baltimore with the Service Employees International Union 1199.

The second event is at a phone bank in Silver Spring.

Jealous is a former NAACP president. Recent polls say he’s in a close race with Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.

A week of early voting ended Thursday. It’s the last weekend before Tuesday’s primary in Maryland.

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  1. Jealous is an ignorant Negro supported by the criminal elements of Baltimore and PG county. Without the Negro vote Maryland would be a Republican state much better governed than the ruin the Democrats have imposed on the state for the past 100 years

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