Ted CruzTed CruzSenate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Week ahead: AT&T-Time Warner merger under scrutiny Trump could be the most significant president of our time MORE on Monday night dismissed a report that he's considering the possibility of his former GOP presidential rival Marco RubioMarco RubioSenate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Juan Williams: McConnell won big by blocking Obama The ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? MORE joining him on a unity ticket.
A Politico report said the Texas senator’s campaign has conducted polling about the possibility of a Cruz-Rubio ticket and how it would fare in future primary contests.
"I haven’t had any conversation with Marco about that. That is not accurate," Cruz said during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "Our staff hasn’t had any candidate conversation with Marco’s staff."
But Cruz went on to compliment the Florida senator and made a pitch for both his supporters and Rubio himself.
"I think very, very highly of Marco," Cruz said, calling Rubio "talented" and an "incredible communicator."
"What we are seeing now is the overwhelming majority of Rubio supporters are coming to support us," Cruz added. "We welcome Marco's supporters with open arms, and I’d enthusiastically welcome Marco’s support."
The CNN candidate interview comes one day before Republican voters head to the polls in Arizona and Utah, while Democrats vote in those states plus Idaho.