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Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012

McDonnell attends Koch brothers event in San Diego

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) returns Monday from San Diego, where he attended a seminar and fundraiser this weekend sponsored by the Koch brothers, the billionares who support conservative causes.

Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned company in the
Gov. Bob McDonnell greets students attending Boy's State after he spoke to them on the final day at Liberty University June 22 in Lynchburg. (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Jill Nance)
United States, is run by Charles and David Koch, who hold seminars twice a year.

The location and other details are generally kept under wraps, though they leak out. McDonnell’s attendance was listed on his weekly political schedule.

Democratic activists held a demonstration in downtown San Diego Sunday to protest the event, according to local news reports.

McDonnell has gone to previous Koch brother seminars, including one last summer in Vail. He traveled to San Diego from Park City, Utah, where he attended an event Saturday organized by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

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