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Jay Root

Texas Tribune reporter


Jay Root has covered Texas politics and the Legislature since 1997. He is the author of Oops! A Diary From The 2012 Campaign Trail, an account of Gov. Rick Perry’s dramatic collapse in the 2012 presidential race.

Latest Columns

Perry's penchant for living on the edge

With every passing year, Gov. Rick Perry just seems to have grown bolder and bolder, like a roguish movie character who bends and twists the rules of the game, always managing to escape the burning building. Can he do it once more?