“We are leaving no stone unturned.”

CHARLESTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, interrupted an interview with a reporter Saturday in Charleston to speak with two elementary-school age children that she quickly labeled “little Democrats.”

“We are leaving no stone unturned,” she said once she returned to the interview.

Wasserman Schultz and the rest of the Democratic Party will have to turn over quite a few stones to make headway in South Carolina, which has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976 — 35 years ago.

Things are not any better at the state level. Last year, Democrats lost their only statewide office, superintendent of education, and one of their two congressional seats, when 28-year incumbent John Spratt lost to Republican state representative Mick Mulvaney in his first run for federal office.

“I know it’s been an uphill battle,” Wasserman Schultz said, “but the longest distance starts with the first step.”

Wasserman Schultz was in Charleston on Saturday night hoping to help state Democrats take that first step, speaking to a gathering of several hundred party supporters at the second annual Blue Jamboree at the Charleston Maritime Center.

HT: Tina K.