Democrats from around the state gathered in Charleston Saturday to celebrate the annual Blue Jamboree hosted by the South Carolina Democratic Party with support from the Charleston County and West Ashley Democratic Parties. Neighborhood Team Leaders and their Volunteer Team Members were on hand collecting "I'm in" pledge cards, registering voters, and talking with their friends about the clear choice in the upcoming 2012 presidential election.
Speaking to hundreds of supporters in attendance, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz rallied the crowd and called the South Carolina Democratic Party one of the most well organized and highly motivated parties she has seen in the entire country. Wasserman Schultz highlighted the importance of the state in the upcoming 2012 election - now just a little more than a year away - and stressed how the President's American Jobs Act could put more money in the pockets of South Carolina families and help create jobs now.
"We are going everywhere in the South," she said. "The Democratic Party is planting a flag in the ground. We are not conceding any part to the Republicans."
Wasserman Schultz was joined at the event by her colleague in the U.S. House of Representatives Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, State Rep. Bakari Sellers, and Obama for America's South Carolina State Director Lee Goodall.