Coming on the heels of my post asking about why the Rushmore mascots are being used in a political campaign, I received a heads up about there being more than one set:
There are two sets of Rushmore mascot costumes. One is owned by the SD Department of Tourism, and the other is owned by the Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Tourism mascots are not participating in this campaign, so I can only assume it is the Rapid City CVB mascots.
So, it’s not the state’s mascots who are inserting themselves into the convention center vote. It’s those owned by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.