Cruz: GOP needs to ‘come together’ to beat Trump
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate MORE (Texas) said on Sunday that Republican White House hopefuls will have to come together to beat front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement 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 RubioSenate holds sleepy Saturday session as negotiators finalize infrastructure deal Break glass in case of emergency — but not for climate change Democrats join GOP in pressuring Biden over China, virus origins 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 FranksOn The Trail: Arizona is microcosm of battle for the GOP Arizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems 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.”