Ted CruzTed CruzMichele Bachmann: God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee Trump at immigration crossroads Poll: Majority of GOP voters wish they chose another presidential nominee MORE on Monday night dismissed a report that he's considering the possibility of his former GOP presidential rival Marco RubioMarco RubioMurphy wins Fla. Senate primary, setting up showdown with Rubio Rubio wins Senate primary The Hill’s 12:30 Report 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.