TUESDAY’S CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP…. Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that wouldn’t generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers.

* Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) told a Tampa-area TV station yesterday that he’s mulling his options. “The law gives you until April 30 to make such a declaration and I’m going to take my time and be as thoughtful as I need to be,” Crist said. He said today, however, that he will stay in the Senate race — either as an independent or as a Republican.

* In the meantime, the GOP establishment hopes to end his chances. Today, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will endorse Marco Rubio.

* Republicans continue to rally in support of corporate lobbyist Dan Coats’ (R) Senate campaign in Indiana, but Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) this morning threw his backing to state Sen. Marlin Stutzman (R).

* On a related note, Rasmussen shows Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D) trailing both Coats and Stutzman by wide margins.

* In New York, the latest Siena poll shows Andrew Cuomo (D) crushing his various GOP challengers.

* Texas’ gubernatorial race continues to look very competitive, with Rasmussen showing incumbent Gov. Rick Perry (R) leading Houston Mayor Bill White (D) by only four points, 48% to 44%.

* Mac D’Alessandro, a regional political director for the SEIU, is reportedly eyeing a primary campaign against Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), who voted with Republicans on health care reform.

* And it may not happen anytime too soon, but White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel apparently intends to run for mayor in Chicago, eventually.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.