Democratic state Representative J.M. Lozano is trading his blue, for some red. The Rep. from the Gulf Coast is expected to announce his switch to the Republican party, Thursday.

Lozano had originally filed for reelection as a Democrat. However, due to redistricting, the filing period is now back open, and he will be able to change his affiliation. Spokesman Craig Murphy said Lozano was inspired to switch, in part, to a conversation he had with former President George W. Bush’s nephew, George P. Bush.

The move gives Republicans 102 of the 150 House seats. Of course, those numbers will change based on the 2012 election. No matter the result in November, however, Lozano’s decision is expected to make waves, since the district traditionally favors Democrats.