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Marco Rubio, Rand Paul to Respond to State of the Union Address

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images | ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- It'll once again be the old one-two punch against President Obama following his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, considered one of the top contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, will deliver the official Republican Party response.

Meanwhile, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a frequent outspoken critic of the administration, will give the "Tea Party response" from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

It'll be the third go-round for the Tea Party address, with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain having delivered the previous two responses to Obama's annual speech.

As it happens, Paul has also indicated that he may seek the White House in 2016.

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