A Donald Trump-Ted Cruz 2016 ticket? Republican front-runner admits it’s possible BY Adam Edelman NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 9:34 AM A A A Share this URL Bob Self/AP Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Tuesday he could team up with Ted Cruz for the GOP’s 2016 ticket. Donald Trump is eyeing Ted Cruz as potential running mate, the outspoken mogul revealed Tuesday night. Trump, who remains the front-runner in the 2016 GOP race, admitted he is fond of the conservative Texas senator and would, if he wins his party's nomination, be interested in teaming up with him. "Well, I like him," Trump said on "The Laura Ingraham Show," when he was asked about Cruz as a potential running mate. "He's backed everything I've said." "Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100 percent," he added. The conservative duo both appeal to the right wing of the GOP, with each drawing support for a hardline approach to immigration, national security and lowering taxes. In addition, Cruz and Trump have consistently refrained from attacking each other and have appeared together at several rallies, including a high-profile protest in September against President Obama's Iran nuclear deal. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz has risen in many national polls to third place in the race for the GOP 2016 nomination. The bombastic billionaire has even poached like-minded staff from Cruz's campaign, stealing away spokeswoman Katrina Pierson. Pierson, a one-time Cruz supporter and employee during his 2012 Senate election bid, was hired by the Trump campaign earlier this month as its national spokeswoman. Trump, however, has said that just because he likes Cruz doesn't mean he wouldn't turn on him in the future if the Texas senator becomes a stronger threat to him. "If he catches on, I guess we'll have to go to war," Trump told CNBC earlier this week of Cruz, who has risen to third place in several national polls, trailing only the mogul and Ben Carson.