Rutgers political scientist Ross Baker is available to discuss key Senate races leading up to and following Election Day. Baker is a Senate expert and has worked in the chamber.

“As the Senate races stand now, the only thing we can say with reasonable certainty is that the Democrats will pick up Senate seats in Colorado and Maine and the Democrats will lose one in Alabama,” said Baker. “The rest are all within the margin in error in the polls and will be cliff-hangers on November 3. Most of these close races will be affected by what happens at the presidential level. There may be surprises in Iowa, North Carolina and two in Georgia. Democrats will probably gain as many as 19 seats in the House.”

Baker is a former research associate at the Brookings Institution who has served as a consultant and resident scholar for Democrats in the House and Senate. He is the author of Friend and Foe in the U.S. Senate and House and Senate.