Since it’s inception, the Rushmore PAC has worked hard to ensure success in electing conservative pro-growth candidates to office at all levels through both our Federal PAC, as well as our State PAC. And the recent city elections in South Dakota continue to show that the Rushmore PAC can make it happen.
Mayor Elect Steve Allender of Rapid City was in an uphill battle to become mayor of South Dakota’s second largest city against an entrenched incumbent. And Rushmore PAC is proud to note that we were able to step in and make a difference.
Through donations and technical advice, we stepped in behind the scenes to help make sure that the campaign had adequate funding to get a message of growth and conservative values out throughout the election.
In the final days, the race tightened, and Allender began moving ahead. And he was able to raise his hand in victory on election night when he won 54-46%
Aberdeen City Councilwoman Laure Swanson was unexpectedly challenged in one of the years’ oddest elections when she faced an opponent from the far left. One of the state’s most liberal bloggers, Cory Heidelberger, who once supported a convicted felon who committed crimes against the elderly for office because they ran against a Republican, took out papers to challenge Swanson within a day or so of moving into her community.
Rushmore PAC put out a call to raise $1000 for Swanson’s local race, and quickly assembled a number of small donations from the area to help her get her positive message of economic development and community growth out.
After Laure hit the campaign trail and pushed hard the entire election, with less than a week to go before the election, Heidelberger curiously announced his withdrawal from the contest. Despite the fact it was too late to remove his name from the ballot.
Swanson handily captured the victory 78-22%.
Operating from the halls of Congress to City Council chambers, those are just two of the recent elections where Rushmore PAC was able to make a difference. When you make a donation to Rushmore PAC, you can be sure that we continue to elect conservative Leaders for today, and for the next generation.