Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address next week, top congressional Republicans said Wednesday.

Rubio, elected in 2010, is one of the Republican Party’s rising stars and widely considered to be one of the top contenders for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. He is also the GOP’s most prominent Hispanic American and a member of the Senate group crafting a bipartisan immigration proposal offering a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

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