Ted Cruz is languishing in the Republican primary race and hoping an unusual move will give him a boost: embracing Donald Trump instead of bashing him to get his message in front of more Republican voters.
The two White House rivals will share a rally stage Wednesday afternoon in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol to voice their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. Cruz, a senator from Texas, was originally slated to be the solo headliner. But he has now invited rival Trump to join him.
Cruz, a Tea Party darling who reached out to Christian conservatives when he launched his bid for the White House, has failed to move into the top tier of candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the November 2016 presidential election. Trump, meanwhile, has rocketed to the top of the pack and is enjoying a massive lead.