Charles Butt, the billionaire heir and CEO of popular Texas grocery chain H-E-B, is continuing to further his liberal agenda. Butt has now endorsed Jay Kleberg, the Democrat nominee for land commissioner, and contributed $250,000 to his campaign.

Earlier this year, Texas Scorecard reported that H-E-B sponsored OutYouth, an Austin organization that offers “gender identity” counseling to teens, as well as a disturbing drag show for kids in Austin.

Now the chain’s billionaire CEO has chosen to endorse Democrat Jay Kleberg.

“We need people of integrity and ability in state offices. Jay Kleberg knows what he’s talking about on land matters,” said Butt.

“I am glad to have the support of Charles Butt, a distinguished businessman who is dedicated to improving Texas public education,” Jay Kleberg said in response to the endorsement.

Far from being a moderate, Kleberg has echoed the liberal positions espoused by the Democrat Party.

Kleberg made the pledge to “protect women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health care,” earning him the backing and endorsement of pro-abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

The Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus has also endorsed Kleberg in part for his support of gender mutilation and the sexualization of children.

Butt has also supported Republican candidates this cycle, including Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, State Rep. Glenn Rogers, and Comptroller Glenn Hegar (who received a combined total $120,000).

Kleberg is facing Republican Dawn Buckingham, a current state senator, in the November 8 general election.

Soli Rice

A journalist for Texas Scorecard, Soli is a new Texan with a passion for politics. She's excited to hone her writing skills and help spread truth to Texans.