Cruz dismisses possibility of unity ticket with Rubio

Ted CruzTed CruzTrump's America: Businessmen in, bureaucrats out When Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals MORE on Monday night dismissed a report that he's considering the possibility of his former GOP presidential rival Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Senate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Tillerson met with top State official: 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.

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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.