The Mall Mogul and Former Republican Who Could Lead Los Angele

Rick Caruso, a billionaire front-runner in Tuesday’s primary election for Los Angeles mayor,

, has built his campaign on a law-and-order message. 

At the Grove, the extravagance retail outlet he made in Los Angeles, Rick Caruso is dealt with like the city hall leader of the shopping center.

Customers stop to shake his hand, model for photos and sporadically give ideas and protests.

On out, they can get a surprising keepsake at the attendant stand 

Caruso for chairman yard sign, an image of his more than $34 million

But Mr. Caruso has an outside shot at coming away with more than 50 percent of the vote.