Ted CruzTed CruzTrump hires ex-Cruz aide as communications director Overnight Tech: Judiciary leaders question internet transition plan | Clinton to talk tech policy | Snowden's robot | Trump's big digital push Kasich doesn't expect to speak at convention MORE on Monday night dismissed a report that he's considering the possibility of his former GOP presidential rival Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Warren takes VP batting practice Abortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate US, Mexico have mutual ambassadors for first time in over a year 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.