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How 2016 Republican Presidential Hopefuls Reacted to Obama's State of the Union Speech

The responses, some of which were delivered off the cuff, came quickly.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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While the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address fell to freshman Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, the speech was a call to arms for the GOP politicians who hope to succeed him. 

Within moments after Obama concluded his speech, in some cases before Ernst had finished her own unenviable task of delivering the party's rebuttal, several of the potential Republican presidential candidates fired off their responses.