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Bachmann to Deliver Response to SOTU Via Tea Party Express

Photo Courtesy - Bachmann dot House dot gov(WASHINGTON) -- Budget Chairman Paul Ryan won’t be the only Republican offering a response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address next Tuesday.  Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is slated to deliver an alternative response to the president’s speech through the Tea Party Express website.

In a fundraising e-mail sent to supporters Friday, the Tea Party Express announced the Minnesota congresswoman “has confirmed with us that she will broadcast her response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this Tuesday.  You’ll be able to watch her rebut Obama via her address which will be broadcast on our website:”

Bachmann is the founder and chair of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress, which she started this past July.  The Tea Party Express heralded Bachmann as a “hero” during the 2010 election.

A source close to Bachmann first hinted at her presidential ambitions to ABC News earlier this month and Bachmann is slated to take the tea party message to Iowa in a speech she’s set to a deliver Friday night at a reception in Des Moines sponsored by Iowans for Tax Relief.

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Budget Hawk Paul Ryan Tapped for State of the Union Rebuttal

Photo Courtesy - Office of Rep. Paul Ryan(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Paul Ryan will appear on prime time television to give the official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union next Tuesday.

Ryan chairs the House Budget Committee since Republicans took control of the House this month and wrote a much-quoted “Road For America’s Future” which sets a more sustainable fiscal path for  the U.S. Government.

The selection of Ryan was made by the two top Republicans on Capitol Hill -- House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“Paul Ryan is uniquely qualified to address the state of our economy and the fiscal challenges that face our country,” said Boehner in a statement. “We’re broke, and decisive action is needed to help our economy get back to creating jobs and end the spending binge in Washington that threatens our children’s future.”

It is from the Budget committee hearing room that Ryan will give his address, further driving home the fact that Republicans now control the House and will pass a budget this year that seeks to limit government. One proposal released Thursday would curb government spending by $2.5 trillion over ten years.

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