Gov. Pat McCrory attended a fundraising event over the weekend in Southern California sponsored by the conservative Koch brothers.
McCrory was among seven current governors, six U.S senators and two U.S. House members, all of them Republican, The Washington Post reported over the weekend. Five presidential candidates were also on hand.
The Post reported 450 donors gathered at a seaside restort in Dana Point to network with conservative advocacy groups. The newspaper reportedly has a goal of $889 million to spend on the 2016 presidential election.
The Post said Charles Koch compared his political network to the civil rights struggle.
“Look at the American revolution, the anti-slavery movement, the women’s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement,” Koch said. “All of these struck a moral chord with the American people. They all sought to overcome an injustice. And we, too, are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back.”
Besides McCrory, the other governors attending were Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Indiana’s Mike Pence, Illinois’ Bruce Rauner, Texas’ Greg Abbott, Arizona’s Doug Ducey and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley.