Rubio wants conservative nominee, says only Cruz ‘fits that criteria’

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he wants the Republican presidential nominee to be a conservative — and Ted Cruz is the only candidate who qualifies.
Rubio said in an interview with Mark Levin on “Levin TV” Tuesday that of the candidates in the GOP race, the “only one that fits that criteria is Ted Cruz.” He qualified that comment by adding, “at this moment, of the candidates that are still actively campaigning.” 
Cruz, a senator from Texas, is facing off against front-runner Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. 
Rubio, who ended his presidential bid earlier last month after losing his home state of Florida, has not yet endorsed a candidate for president. He has previously said Cruz is the only conservative left in the presidential race.
During the interview, Rubio also slammed the Republican debates for the questions asked and the way in which they were promoted.
“I get the reality of television as a business, and these networks are in the business of creating ratings, ratings allow them to charge more for advertising,” he said.
“And so most of these debates were promoted and conducted as entertainment … let’s see what someone’s going to say about so and so and the entire debate is judged based on who got in the best zingers, who got in the best lines, what was the most dramatic moment.”
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