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Trump Vs. Cruz Leads Headlines Ahead Of Final GOP Debate Of 2015

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Fighting words between GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. And another campaign stop for our state.

The gloves have come off in the battle between Donald Trump and his new top rival, Senator Ted Cruz. Polls show the Texas Senator surging in Iowa and gaining ground on Trump nationally.

Hours after referring to Cruz as 'a maniac' on Fox News, Trump took to Twitter expressing his disappointment in Cruz for questioning his "judgment" in remarks Cruz made at a private fundraiser.

Cruz jokingly responded by posting a video of the song 'Maniac' from the 80's hit movie, “Flash Dance.” 

Cruz will soon be dancing his way to Oklahoma. His campaign announced he will make stops in Tulsa and Oklahoma City on December 23.

12/13/2015 Related Story: Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Announces Tulsa, OKC Visits

You may remember Cruz made a summer stop to Oklahoma in August. We're told more details, including times and locations will be released soon.

One the democratic side, Hillary Clinton was in the Sooner State last week, and now a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds Clinton would trounce both Cruz and Trump in a general election matchup, but would lose to Sen. Marco Rubio.

12/11/2015 Related Story: Clinton Outlines Plans To Fight ISIS, Support Civil Rights In Tulsa Stop

The just released poll also finds Dr. Ben Carson would also beat Clinton with the help of independent voters.

Tuesday night, the GOP's top nine candidates will take the stage in Las Vegas for the final Republican debate of the year.

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