New Orleans will be hosting the Republican Leadership Conference starting Thursday (5-29). Among the most anticipated  speakers during the event will be Tea Party star  Ted Cruz (R) Texas, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and business leader Donald Trump. The event is considered a starting point for the 2016 presidential election.

Over 4,000 GOP insiders will be in town, at what amount to be the kick off of the 2016 presidential campaign, including 2012 Republican presidential candidates, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Texas Governor Rick Perry, & John Huntsman all expected to be in attendance.