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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 BoehnerA time for war, a time for peace — and always a time to defend America Esper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats worry a speedy impeachment trial will shut out public George Conway group drops ad seeking to remind GOP senators of their 'sworn oaths' ahead of impeachment trial GOP senator 'open' to impeachment witnesses 'within the scope' of articles MORE (R-Ky.) announced that Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioApple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech Surging Sanders draws fresh scrutiny ahead of debate 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 BachmannEvangelicals shouldn't be defending Trump in tiff over editorial Mellman: The 'lane theory' is the wrong lane to be in White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations MORE (R-Minn.) delivered the response on behalf of the Tea Party in 2011.