It’s starting to shape up like Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio are going to battle it out all the way to the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination. Rubio will deliver the official GOP response to President Obama’s “State of the Union” Address Tuesday night, February 12. Now word is out that Rand Paul will deliver the “Tea Party” response:
CNN – POLITICAL TICKER: Tea party leaders are turning to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, to deliver their message following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, a speech that will compete with the official Republican response.
Paul will make his remarks soon after Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, wraps up the GOP response Tuesday night, a Paul spokeswoman confirms to CNN.
“We are giving a voice to the tea party movement when the mainstream media and the Republican establishment wants to write us off as dead,” said Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express. This is the third year in a row that Kremer’s organization has sponsored the tea party response. . . . . The back-to-back addresses Tuesday night also features two young stars in the GOP, each of whom are expected to seriously consider running for the White House in 2016.
Paul will deliver his remarks before an audience at the National Press Club, which is located just a stones throw away from the White House. . . . Read More