That's the reality suggested in a piece by Greg Hambrick over at the Charleston City Paper. As partial evidence he notes that 11 out of 12 Republicans running for election in the Charleston area in 2008 went without Democrat challengers.
The logic ferreted out seems to be that it's just hard to find folks willing to run for the blue ticket when most everything in South Carolina is so red.
Won't say I fully agree with all the points drawn, but it's interesting: Go take a read.
But I really do like how Hambrick reminds that running for a seat in South Carolina's House or Senate can have a lot more impact than our nullified governor's office.