The Tea Party response to President Obama's 2013 State of the Union is not a competing response to the official Republican response, Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSenate rejects ObamaCare repeal, replacement amendment Overnight Healthcare: Senate votes to begin ObamaCare repeal debate | McCain returns to vote | GOP floats scaled-down healthcare bill Overnight Regulation: House votes to repeal forced arbitration rule | Dems look to ban controversial pesticide | House panel wants to hear from tech CEOs on net neutrality MORE (R-Ky.) said Sunday.

"To me I see it as an extra response. I don’t see it as necessarily divisive," Paul, who is delivering the Tea Party message, said on CNN's "State of the Union." 

"I won’t say anything on there that necessarily is like, ‘Oh, Marco RubioMarco RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  MORE is wrong.’ He and I don’t always agree. But this isn’t about he and I. This is about the Tea Party —which is a grassroots movement, a real movement with millions of Americans who are still concerned about some of the deal making that goes on in Washington. They’re still concerned about the fact that we’re borrowing $50,000 a second," he added.

"None of the things I ran on as part of the Tea Party have been fixed. We're still going down a hole as far as the debt crisis looming and so we really have to talk about spending and we want to make sure there's a voice for that."

Paul's comments come days after Tea Party Express announced that the senator from Kentucky would deliver the third Tea Party response. Earlier in the week Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner on Trump tweets: He gets 'into a pissing match with a skunk' every day Boehner predicts GOP will 'never' repeal, replace ObamaCare Sudan sanctions spur intense lobbying MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate Dem: We’re trying to block a recess appointment to replace Sessions Trump predicts 'problems' for those voting against ObamaCare repeal Overnight Defense: House passes Russia sanctions deal | McCain returns to Senate | Watchdog opens criminal probe into M camo mistake MORE (R-Ky.) announced that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would deliver the official Republican response.

In the same interview Paul weighed in on McConnell's 2014 reelection campaign. Paul said he thinks it's "unlikely" that the top Senate Republican would face a primary challenge from the Tea Party. Paul has said he will support McConnell's reelection campaign.

Actress Ashley Judd has been mentioned as a possible Democratic challenger to McConnell. The conservative super-PAC American Crossroads has already begun airing attack ads against Judd calling her a "radical Hollywood liberal."