The Republican response to the State of the Union address, sometimes referred to simply as the Republican response, is a rebuttal speech, often brief, delivered by a representative (or representatives) of the Republican Party following a presidential State of the Union address when the president is a Democrat. When the president is a Republican, a similar rebuttal is referred to as the Democratic response.

Florida U.S. senator Marco Rubio delivered the the most recent Republican response, in both English and Spanish, on February 12, 2013.[1]

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List of Republican responses

Date President Response given by[2]
January 12, 1966 Lyndon Johnson U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen (Illinois) and U.S. Representative Gerald Ford (Michigan1
January 10, 1967 Lyndon Johnson U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen (Illinois) and U.S. Representative Gerald Ford (Michigan)
January 17, 1968 Lyndon Johnson U.S. Senators Thomas Kuchel (California), Charles Percy (Illinois), Howard Baker (Tennessee), Hugh Scott (Pennsylvania), John Tower (Texas), Peter Dominick (Colorado), Robert P. Griffin (Michigan), and George Murphy (California); U.S. Representatives William Steiger (Wisconsin), Gerald Ford (Michigan), Richard Poff (Virginia), George Bush (Texas), Robert Mathias (California), Charlotte Reid (Illinois), Albert Quie (Minnesota), and Melvin Laird(Wisconsin)
January 19, 1978 Jimmy Carter U.S. Senator Howard Baker Jr. (Tennessee) and U.S. Representative John Rhodes (Arizona)
January 23, 1979 Jimmy Carter U.S. Senator Howard Baker Jr. (Tennessee) and U.S. Representative John Rhodes (Arizona)
January 23, 1980 Jimmy Carter U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (Alaska) and U.S. Representative John Rhodes (Arizona)
January 25, 1994 Bill Clinton U.S. Senator Robert Dole (Kansas)
January 24, 1995 Bill Clinton New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman
January 23, 1996 Bill Clinton U.S. Senator Robert Dole (Kansas)
February 4, 1997 Bill Clinton U.S. Representative J.C. Watts (Oklahoma)
January 27, 1998 Bill Clinton U.S. Senator Trent Lott (Mississippi)
January 19, 1999 Bill Clinton U.S. Representatives Jennifer Dunn (Washington) and Steven Largent (Oklahoma)
January 27, 2000 Bill Clinton U.S. Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and William Frist (Tennessee)
January 27, 2010 Barack Obama Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
January 25, 2011 Barack Obama Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan
January 24, 2012 Barack Obama Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels
February 12, 2013 Barack Obama Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_response_to_the_State_of_the_Union_address


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