Dave Matthews Will Help Ohio Governor Candidate With a Fundraising Event on 4/20

Dennis Kucinich's gubernatorial campaign in Ohio will get a boost from a somewhat unlikely source: jam band legend Dave Matthews.

Matthews will play at a fundraising event for Kucinich on Friday, April 20, which just so happens to be the famous stoner holiday that, let's say, might be a big day for a certain subsection of Matthews's fans. The show will take place at Cleveland's Agora Theatre.

Wow, your excitement is contagious! Skip the line next weekend – we just made tickets for Dave Matthews' live #Cleveland performance available online! https://t.co/LpEBykESMM #PowerToWeThePeople pic.twitter.com/u0fp7xMnf5

— Dennis Kucinich (@Dennis_Kucinich) April 6, 2018

It's not a complete surprise Matthews and Kucinich would join forces, they've done so before. Read Kucinich's website:

"Dave and Dennis first connected at Farm Aid in 2003. Since then, they have collaborated on farmer-friendly initiatives including regenerative agriculture and 'carbon farming' as a climate change solution. They travelled together to Standing Rock to support indigenous rights and water protection."

Kucinich—a former mayor, congressman and presidential candidate—announced he would run for governor in January, joining an already pretty crowded field. Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray was seen as the favorite in the Democratic primary race, but Kucinich has seemingly made some headway.

The race has become heated and the candidates have started to really go after one another, as evidenced in a meeting with the cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial board. Cordray, for instance, went after Kucinich for his tumultuous tenure as mayor of the Cleveland.

"In my case, I've been an executive official now for the last 15 years," Cordray said, according to Cleveland.com. "None of these others can say that. The only one who's been an executive official is Dennis when he was mayor of Cleveland 40 years ago, and we know how that was."

Kucinich said in response: "Now with respect to the observation of Mr. Cordray, based on your record, sir, I don't know if you would be the one to defend the electric system ... Because the fact of the matter is you deserted your post in the consumer financial protection board."