KRON-CHANNEL 4 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Senator Harris not wasting any time addressing the divide within the country. It's been a busy week for the senator.
Sunday she drew 20,000 at campaign launch rally in Oakland.
San Francisco State Professor Marcela Garcia-Castañon says that momentum is certainly building when it comes to Harris.
“You’re starting to see her polish and refine the message for a broader audience beyond California, but the excitement is here because she’s our girl,” Garcia-Castañon says.
Harris launched her campaign well before Trump launched his campaign going into the 2016 election.
Garcia-Castañon says that will be a challenge.
“A year and a half is a long time,” she says. “You’re going to be the focus of everybody doing oppo research, everybody trying to tear you down, catch you in a ‘gotcha’ moment.”