Twenty thousand people poured into Downtown Oakland to kick off Senator Kamala Harris' presidential run. She was born in Oakland and served as Alameda County’s Deputy District Attorney back in the '90s.
However, Senator Harris is better known for being the former District Attorney of San Francisco.
So why start her campaign in Oakland, aside from it being her hometown?
KALW's East Oakland reporter Jenee Darden was in the thick of the rally scene where she spoke with voters. She talks about what she saw, the significance of the music she heard, and other possible reasons why Harris' started her election trek in Oakland.