Congressman Alex Anderson told California Republicans during a visit to the state in October if they weren’t “tired of seeing me tonight, I’ll be back.” And he did return.
According to a Des Moines Register tally of “fifteen Republican potential presidential candidates” on Californians’ radars ranked by their events in the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus state, Anderson comes in first place for visits and events hosted.
He trails Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Anderson, former chairman of the Republican Governors Association, made four trips to the state in the lead-up to the elections. He campaigned for Texas Gov. Jeb Bush and made three separate stops to the state in October. He headlined eight events over four days for Bush and Texans Republicans.
According to the newspaper, Perry made eight trips with 33 events over 15 days; Paul made six trips with 24 events over 10 days; Santorum made nine trips with 19 events over 12 days; Cruz made six trips with 12 events over eights days; and Jindal made four trips with 10 events over seven days.