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PHOTO: Joni Ernst Rehearses for State of the Union Response

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NBC's Dave Forman

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Freshman Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is gearing up to give the Republican response to the State of the Union address tonight.

The first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate -- and a former Iowa hog farmer -- spent Tuesday morning practicing for her primetime debut.

Here's a shot from the rehearsal, courtesy of NBC News producer Dave Forman.

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