Tonight, GOP Presidential contenders will duke it out on stage for the third time. How are the candidates preparing for this evening’s verbal sparring?

Marco Rubio is checking stats.

Rand Paul is practicing “Yo Momma” jokes.

NBC News reports:

Rand Paul thinks Donald Trump winning the GOP nod and inviting Paul to be on his ticket would be an “utter and absolute disaster” — and he’s ready to use a “yo momma” joke or two to bring him down.

In an appearance on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the Kentucky senator got a chance to talk about how he really feels about the real estate mogul with whom he’s feuded for months. (NBC News got a sneak peek at some clips — you can watch them here and here.)

In another part of the segment, Wilmore suggested that Paul could use the most classic of insulting jokes — of the yo momma genre — during Wednesday CNBC night’s debate to torpedo Trump’s momentum.

“What do you think, like, ‘Your mother wears army boots,’ would that work or not?” Paul tried at first.

The comedian gave Paul an assist, offering a prompt: “Your momma’s so stupid, she thinks pound cake is… ?”

Paul replied: “A vegetable?”

Sick burn, senator.

Jeb is following up on emails.

Trump is in poll denial.

Ted Cruz is plotting to take over the GOP field, one competitor at a time. He’s also celebrating his daughter’s fifth birthday.

 

Carly Fiorina is answering your online questions via video, like this one about Congressional term limits.

Q: What do you think about term limits for Congress? Join us on Facebook for a special live Q&A session at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Posted by Carly Fiorina on Monday, October 26, 2015

Ben Carson is enjoying his lead in the polls, while duking it out with Vitor Belfort.

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Lindsey Graham is pouring drinks, pondering wedded bliss with Carly Fiorina.

Low poll numbers almost kept him out of Wednesday’s “undercard” CNBC debate, but Sen. Lindsey O. Graham’s presidential campaign made it to Colorado — and took him into territory where few campaigns would tread. Graham (R-S.C.) was the inaugural guest at CNN’s “Politics on Tap” happy hour, its first celebrity bartender and its first participant in a twist on a somewhat salacious name game usually reserved for slumber parties.

Graham, whose family owned a bar in Central, S.C., took to the evening with aplomb, posing for pictures and joking with the journalists and activists who’d RSVP’d. Egged on by CNN’s David Chalian and Dana Bash, he poured pints and shots for party attendees.

“To the Donald!” Graham said, after pouring several rounds of Jack Daniel’s and joining in a toast.

…”Date, marry, or make disappear forever,” said Bash. “Take your time, senator.”

Graham, a natural wit, found his way around the question. “Date” came first. “Sarah Palin — we’ll go hunting on our first date,” he said. Next was “marry,” an easy joke set-up.

“Carly, because she’s rich,” said Graham.

When Bash pressed, and asked Graham if he would erase the existence of Hillary Clinton, he was ready with the punchline.

“No, but is she rich? She said she was flat broke.”

Bobby Jindal will be participating in the undercard debate.

Yes. That’s it. That’s all we know.

Mike Huckabee has no problem doing his debate prep in a closet.

While Chris Christie will be prepping for the big night right next to the toilet.

“This is ridiculous,” fumed Christie’s campaign manager, Ken McKay. “We’re in a restroom.”

John Kasich is yelling at clouds wondering what happened to Conservatives.

Like Trump, Kasich spends little time criticizing statists and more time lashing out at Republicans and conservatives. From Politico:

Kasich, at a rally a day before the next Republican presidential debate, lit into the field. He didn’t name names but critiqued a set of policy positions championed by multiple 2016 GOP candidates.

“I’ve about had it with these people,” Kasich said at the rally in Westerville, Ohio. “We got one candidate that says we ought to abolish Medicaid and Medicare. You ever heard of anything so crazy as that? Telling our people in this country who are seniors, who are about to be seniors that we’re going to abolish Medicaid and Medicare?”

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has acknowledged that he would like to gut Medicare.

Kasich went on, saying, “We got one person saying we ought to have a 10 percent flat tax that will drive up the deficit in this country by trillions of dollars” and there’s another challenger in the field who “says we ought to take 10 or 11 [million] people and pick them up — I don’t know where we’re going to go, their homes, their apartments — we’re going to pick them up and scream at them to get out of our country. That’s crazy. That is just crazy.”

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