Rick Caruso, the shopping center financier who is thinking about a run for mayor of heavily Democratic Los Angeles, said Monday he has changed his political connection from no party preference to Democrat.

Caruso dropped his long-lasting Republican alliance for no party inclination when he recently viewed as running for mayor, the L.A. news revealed in 2012.

He has given to Republicans and Democrats, including President George W. Shrubbery and one of Caruso’s likely mayoral rivals, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles). Today he sits on the leading body of the Ronald Regan Presidential Library Foundation.

In a city as blue as Los Angeles, this shift is the most grounded sign yet of Caruso’s earnestness about running.