Harris Picks Oakland To Launch Campaign
Harris picks hotbed of anti-Trump movement for campaign launch
The senator’s choice of Oakland, California, to launch her presidential campaign is full of personal and political symbolism.
Taking a cue from Barack Obama, the Democratic senator wants to connect her personal biography with her broader reason for running. She chose Oakland as a way to tie her campaign to the place that informed her values — a diverse and progressive city once known for its militant activism that’s become a stronghold of the Trump rebellion.