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Ironically, it was GOProud that invited Trump to attend the conference in 2011, in a last-minute addition to the conference. Trump's appearance caused some controversy when he declared that former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had "zero chance" of becoming president.

Trump will join former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney — who he vocally backed in last year's election — and a number of other Republican stars at the event. The speaking list includes Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Trump bets base will stick with him on immigration MORE (R-Fla.), Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE (R-Ky.) and Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Graham-Cassidy 'best, last chance' to repeal ObamaCare Ryan: Americans want to see Trump talking with Dem leaders Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Wisc.). Former lawmakers like Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) will also speak at the conference.