Michelle Rhee, wife of Mayor Kevin Johnson, debated City Councilman Steve Hansen on the strong-mayor ballot measure in a debate hosted by the Sacramento Press Club on Tuesday. Hansen is the lead spokesman for the Measure L opposition. During a brief and heated exchange, Rhee, photographed with Johnson in June 2012, criticized Hansen for suggesting that donors to the strong-mayor campaign are trying to buy influence.
Michelle Rhee, wife of Mayor Kevin Johnson, debated City Councilman Steve Hansen on the strong-mayor ballot measure in a debate hosted by the Sacramento Press Club on Tuesday. Hansen is the lead spokesman for the Measure L opposition. During a brief and heated exchange, Rhee, photographed with Johnson in June 2012, criticized Hansen for suggesting that donors to the strong-mayor campaign are trying to buy influence. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
Michelle Rhee, wife of Mayor Kevin Johnson, debated City Councilman Steve Hansen on the strong-mayor ballot measure in a debate hosted by the Sacramento Press Club on Tuesday. Hansen is the lead spokesman for the Measure L opposition. During a brief and heated exchange, Rhee, photographed with Johnson in June 2012, criticized Hansen for suggesting that donors to the strong-mayor campaign are trying to buy influence. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
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Rhee spars with Hansen over strong-mayor campaign donations

October 21, 2014 3:00 PM

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