“Intrigued by historic education reform efforts in Florida,” Cornyn says, linking to a Chicago Tribune story on the bill.

Crist is still undecided about what he will do with the bill, but Cornyn’s gentle nudging suggests signing it is the right thing to do for Crist’s Senate campaign.

Election Day in Texas, Florida

Some smaller races will be held today in Florida and Texas, the former in which state Sen. Ted Deutch (D) is expected to succeed former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) in a special election.

Wexler’s district is heavily Democratic, and Republican contractor Ed Lynch hasn’t put up much of a fight, so anything other than a landslide Deutch win would be a shock.

In Texas, Republicans will pick their nominees to face Reps. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas) in a pair of runoffs. The race to face Edwards pits the national GOP favorite, businessman Bill FloresBill FloresHouse approves funding bill, but fate in Senate unclear Texas lawmaker defends HGTV hosts House freshman wins RSC chair MORE, against 2008 nominee Rob Curnock. In Rodriguez’s district, 2008 candidate Quico Canseco faces former CIA officer Will Hurd.

Most of the polls close in Texas at 8 p.m. eastern time, though some in Rodriguez’s district will be open an hour longer. Check back to The Ballot Box for live updates.

Other updates

-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) is in command of the state’s governor’s race, holding a 55-26 lead over former Rep. Rick Lazio (R-N.Y.) and a 57-24 lead over Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (R), according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

-The same poll also shows former Gov. George Pataki (R) leading Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDuckworth: Expediting Mattis waiver 'dangerous' Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-N.Y.) 45-40 in a Senate matchup that is looking more and more unlikely. Pataki hasn't ruled out a Senate run but he's also not shown any public desire to get into the race.

-Rep. Bob Inglis’s (R-S.C.) top primary opponent, prosecutor Trey GowdyTrey GowdyOversight panel demands answers on Pentagon waste report Chatter grows that Ryan could step down Lawmakers press Lynch for briefing on Yahoo secret email scanning reports MORE, is up with his first TV spot. Gowdy hits Inglis for supporting the bailout and opposing the troop increase in Iraq.