In an effort to take the Republican presidential nomination away from Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has a few tricks up his sleeve.
It has become apparent that Cruz’s campaign has attempted to court former presidential nominee Marco Rubio to join in a “unity ticket.” However, it appears that Rubio is showing no signs of complying with the Texas senator.
According to Politico, Rubio has told the Cruz campaign that he is not interested in such an offer. The Florida senator dropped out of the Republican race after a disappointing finish in his home state’s primary last week.
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Despite Rubio’s lack of interest, the Cruz campaign is not giving up. The Cruz campaign is polling voters in states with upcoming primaries to get a sense of public opinion on the two senators potentially running on the same ticket.
It is no secret that there is a majority of the Republican party that would rather see someone else other than Trump win the nomination. Currently, the real estate mogul has a 280 delegate lead over Cruz, with key states such as New York and Pennsylvania holding their respective primaries in the coming weeks. With good performances in each of these states, Trump could walk away with the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination, avoiding a contested Republican convention
If Cruz and Rubio are unable to strike a deal, the Cruz campaign will likely look to secure the Florida senator’s endorsement. That would appear more likely to happen than a joint ticket.
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h/t: Fox News
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