He was a Democrat back in 2005 when he was placed in the White House Fellowship program during the W Bush admin? Then there's this quote from his own interview: I registered to vote as a Democrat, and several years ago some Democrats even tried to recruit me to run for Congress. There was one rather large problem. As I got older, I no longer believed in their ideas If Democrats tried to get him to run, but he turned them down due to no longer supporting the party and it's ideals, "several years ago" then how on earth did he just become a Republican in 2015? I don't doubt that he originally registered to vote as a Dem but based on his time working in the W Bush admin and his own claim about "several years ago" I'm not buying that he switched parties just before deciding to run for Governor.