Cruz: GOP needs to ‘come together’ to beat Trump
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Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Curtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Kimmel: Let’s make Trump a king so he has no power MORE (Texas) said on Sunday that Republican White House hopefuls will have to come together to beat front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign 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 RubioScarborough: Trump has chosen the 'wrong side' THE MEMO: Trump reignites race firestorm RNC spokeswoman: GOP stands behind Trump's message 'of love and inclusiveness' 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 FranksGOP lawmaker: 'Quit electing' Dems for national security OPINION | Senate must end the tyranny of the minority and abolish the filibuster GOP House member calls on Mueller to resign 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.”