Interestingly, in Texas, HEB stores receive an estimated $2.89 billion of federal monies through food stamp reimbursements. Mr. Butt gives to both Republicans and Democrats, but notably, does not donate to those Republican legislators who have been the most vocal calling for food stamp reform.
House of Representatives (R)
$10,701Cash on Hand
Since 2012, when businessman Matt Rinaldi challenged sitting State Rep. Bennett Ratliff, it has been game on. State Rep. Ratliff fended off the challenger to hold the seat in 2012. In a 2014 rematch, Mr. Rinaldi again challenged State Rep. Ratliff and, in a reversal of the previous outcome, was successful in knocking off the incumbent. This year, seeking to regain the seat, Mr. Ratliff challenged State Rep. Rinaldi but came up short on election day.