Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz urges other candidates to drop out so that he can attempt to unite the GOP in a race against party frontrunner Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz pleaded on Tuesday for remaining Republican contenders to consider dropping out of the presidential race, and to coalesce behind him - a single candidate to take on frontrunner Donald Trump. Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, was coming off a Super Tuesday victory in his home state and in neighboring Oklahoma, bolstering his argument he has the best chance to stop Trump. The billionaire businessman Trump had the most successful day, winning Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia. Super Tuesday was the biggest single day of state-by-state contests to select party nominees for the November 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. Voting stretched from eastern states to Texas and Minnesota. Opinion polls heading into the voting had shown Trump leading in most of the 12 states up for grabs, raising the possibility of a big night that would intensify worries among Republican leaders who fear the billionaire could inflict long-term damage on the party.