If Sen. Marco Rubio had agreed to become Sen. Ted Cruz’s running mate, the duo could have stopped Donald Trump from becoming the Republican nominee for president, Cruz officials told CNN, NEWSMAX reports.
In the aftermath of Trump being left as the only remaining Republican candidate in the primaries this week, several officials in the Cruz campaign said the Texas senator offered Rubio the vice presidential spot in early March after their internal polls showed such a combined ticket would easily defeat the real estate mogul in several states which at that point had not yet voted.
But those officials told CNN that Rubio was not interested in the idea. Officials in the Florida senator’s campaign said there was never such a concrete offer. They added that in any case Rubio would have rejected it because such a ticket would be effective in defeating Trump, especially since both candidates are of Cuban heritage and as senators would have been viewed as being two insiders ganging up on an outsider, which would have played into Trump’s storyline.
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