Michelle Rhee’s husband, Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, put a measure on the ballot that would have strengthened the powers of the mayor, himself.


Opponents said it was a power grab.


The voters agreed. The mayor’s proposal was defeated 57-43%.


The election capped one of the most expensive campaigns in the city’s history. More than $1.2 million was raised by the two sides combined, most of it by political action committees advocating for the measure.


The Measure L campaign’s largest contributors include prominent developer Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, Sacramento Republic FC lead investor Kevin Nagle, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Laurene Powell Jobs, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.


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