• With the defeat of Kay Hagan, NBC News says Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is the only Democratic senator from the “Deep South.” And Landrieu may be on her way out unless she wins her Dec. 6 runoff election.

• Rep.-elect Mark Walker, R-6th District, sits down with WFDD in Winston-Salem to discuss his hopes and plans for the 114th Congress.

• The prospects of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare may have taken a hit Tuesday. Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, the lead heath care policy maker in the state House, suggested that Congress was likely to make changes to the Affordable Care Act, so there was little reason for the 2015 General Assembly to rush in. Senate leaders already have rejected expansion, though Gov. Pat McCrory has signaled some sympathy for it.

• At Real Clear Politics, Sean Trende looks at the demographic makeup of 2014 voters and concludes that the Republican wave was not a consequence of poor turnout by age or race or gender but instead occurred because President Obama has become toxic politically and voters channeled their anger at Democrats.