Cruz dismisses possibility of unity ticket with Rubio

Ted CruzTed CruzGOP wrestles with soaring deductibles in healthcare bill Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis MORE on Monday night dismissed a report that he's considering the possibility of his former GOP presidential rival Marco RubioMarco RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  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.

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According to the report, Rubio has said he's not interested.

"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.