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Paul will deliver the response from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Tea Party Express political action committee announced Friday. 

"We are excited to have Senator Paul deliver the 3rd Tea Party State of the Union response next week," Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kremer said in a statement.

On Wednesday House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump's claims of stolen election a 'sad moment in American history' Trump digs in on attacks against Republican leaders MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell seeks to end feud with Trump Senate GOP signal they won't filibuster debate of hate crimes bill Colin Powell on Afghanistan: 'We've done all we can do' MORE (R-Ky.) announced that Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioJon Stewart accuses VA of being 'an obstacle' to burn pits medical care Family policy that could appeal to the right and the left Exclusive: GOP senators seek FBI investigation into Biden Pentagon nominee MORE (R-Fla.) would deliver the official Republican response to Obama's speech.

"We are happy to see that the Republicans have selected Tea Party conservative Senator Marco Rubio to deliver their response," Kremer continued in her statement. "Both Sen. Rubio and Sen. Paul will articulate pro-growth messages that will resonate with the American people."

Both Rubio and Paul are some of the most prominent Republicans in the Senate, and both have been mentioned as possible presidential candidates in 2016.

Paul's is the third State of the Union response hosted by the Tea Party Express. Businessman Herman Cain delivered the response in 2012 and Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBoehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Boehner finally calls it as he sees it MORE (R-Minn.) delivered the response on behalf of the Tea Party in 2011.