Cruz Campaign Blames Rubio for Failure to Stop Trump

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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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  1. Or, if Rubio and Kasich wouldn’t have insisted on holding onto their delegates because they were pinning their hopes on getting back into the race at a contested convention, and instead would have released their delegates to Cruz, that would have put Cruz within 100 delegates of Trump and the entire scenario could have been different.

    Not only would the chances of a contested convention – something Cruz had an excellent chance at winning – been much higher, that move would have put both Rubio and Kasich into a much better political position for their own careers.


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