Cruz: GOP needs to ‘come together’ to beat Trump
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Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzGOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood Trump: ‘I cannot imagine’ GOP senators don’t back healthcare bill Trump making calls to senators on healthcare bill MORE (Texas) said on Sunday that Republican White House hopefuls will have to come together to beat front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpChaffetz: Threats against lawmakers should be taken seriously Warren cautions Dems against infighting CIA director: Leaks 'seem to be on the increase' MORE while maintaining that he's the only candidate capable of winning the GOP nomination.

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Cruz was asked on ABC's "This Week" to respond to Republicans who are calling for him to join Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioWill Republicans stand up to the NRA's insurrection rhetoric? The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill Ivanka Trump turns to House GOP on paid family leave MORE (Fla.) on a joint ticket.

"Well, listen, I agree with the sentiment that to beat Donald Trump, we've got to come together," Cruz said on Sunday morning.

"What Donald wants is all of us who are convinced Donald is not the right nominee to be divided, to be splintered. And looking at this race, only one candidate has beaten Donald Trump."

Cruz said no candidate in modern elections has gotten the nomination without winning in one of the three first states where ballots are cast.

"And if you look at Super Tuesday, we're the only campaign in a position to beat Donald on Super Tuesday," he added.

Rep. Trent FranksTrent FranksLawmakers consider new security funding in wake of shooting GOP senators pleased with Ivanka Trump meeting on family leave, child tax credits Baseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers: reports MORE (R-Ariz.) said in a letter last week that the two senators can "unite and win together" or remain apart and fail. He wrote that he's pushing for the senators to unite "for the sake of our country, the conservative cause, and future generations."

Cruz urged voters to get out on Super Tuesday and vote for him.

"There are a lot of good people in this race who I like and respect, but I would encourage you to stand with us," he said, "because the only way to beat Donald is for us to stand together on Super Tuesday.”