Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz congratulates Republican Marco Rubio for his campaign, says now only two campaigns have a ''plausible path to the nomination.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Marco Rubio ran a strong optimistic campaign, moments after Rubio announced he was suspending his 2016 White House bid. "Marco is a friend. He's a colleague. He ran a strong, optimistic, positive campaign," Cruz said. Cruz went on to say that only two campaigns have "a plausible path to the nomination." He said, "Only one campaign has beaten Donald Trump over, and over, and over again. Not once, not twice, not three times, but nine times." Both Rubio and Cruz suffered big losses on Tuesday to Trump, who won in Illinois, North Carolina and Florida.