How Ted Cruz Is Prepping for Thursday's Debate: Zombies
And some Bible readings
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop on Wednesday in Dorchester, SC.   (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

(Newser) – Donald Trump may be preparing for Thursday night's GOP debate by scarfing cheeseburgers, but Ted Cruz has his own preparation strategies, he tells Politico in a look at how well the candidate is doing during the debates. While the site notes that the Texas senator's "brain trust has gathered more informally around tables to talk about expected lines of inquiry and attack" rather than hold mock debates, it's what Cruz does the day of the debate that's somewhat unexpected.

Well, maybe not the Bible-reading part, or the part where he simply hangs out with his wife, Heidi, and two young daughters to "decompress," Politico notes. Instead, there's another stress reliever the self-confessed video-game addict indulges in: playing games on his iPhone, with Plants vs. Zombies 2 and TowerMadness 2 currently claiming the top spots in his game queue. (Check out what his favorite childhood video games were on the Daily Beast.)