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Marco Rubio to speak tonight in California

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will be giving his first major speech outside of Florida or the U.S. Senate tonight at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. He’s expected to expound on a familiar theme of his own and Reagan’s: the role of government in America.

The sold-out speech, which former First Lady Nancy Reagan is expected to attend, will stream live online here, at 9 p.m. ET. It's the second in a series of three major speeches from the freshman senator. Today's at the Reagan library will be followed by a separate address in September, when he’ll talk about his growing interest in foreign policy at the Jesse Helms Center in North Carolina

While he's out West, Rubio also will be raising money for his campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.