Ross Baker, distinguished professor of political science at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and an expert on American politics, is available to comment before and after the two-day Democratic debates next week.

Baker is a former research associate at the Brookings Institution. He has served as a consultant and resident scholar for Democrats in the House and Senate.

“The Democratic debates are going to be the largest gathering of liberals since Woodstock,” he said. “It will be a debut for some and a curtain call for others. The least well known have the most to gain. The pack leaders — Biden and Sanders especially — have the most to lose. It should be as engrossing as ‘Game of Thrones’ but somewhat less violent.”

Baker can be reached at [email protected].