Cruz: GOP needs to ‘come together’ to beat Trump
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP strategist predicts Biden will win nomination, cites fundraising strength 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE (Texas) said on Sunday that Republican White House hopefuls will have to come together to beat front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE while maintaining that he's the only candidate capable of winning the GOP nomination.

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Cruz was asked on ABC's "This Week" to respond to Republicans who are calling for him to join Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads What the gun safety debate says about Washington Trump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China MORE (Fla.) on a joint ticket.

"Well, listen, I agree with the sentiment that to beat Donald Trump, we've got to come together," Cruz said on Sunday morning.

"What Donald wants is all of us who are convinced Donald is not the right nominee to be divided, to be splintered. And looking at this race, only one candidate has beaten Donald Trump."

Cruz said no candidate in modern elections has gotten the nomination without winning in one of the three first states where ballots are cast.

"And if you look at Super Tuesday, we're the only campaign in a position to beat Donald on Super Tuesday," he added.

Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksArizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership MORE (R-Ariz.) said in a letter last week that the two senators can "unite and win together" or remain apart and fail. He wrote that he's pushing for the senators to unite "for the sake of our country, the conservative cause, and future generations."

Cruz urged voters to get out on Super Tuesday and vote for him.

"There are a lot of good people in this race who I like and respect, but I would encourage you to stand with us," he said, "because the only way to beat Donald is for us to stand together on Super Tuesday.”