If Paul Ryan is looking for his top House GOP colleagues during his speech tonight, he need only look towards one part of the arena.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has invited House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Conference Vice Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and the co-chairs of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to sit with him in the convention's host committee skybox, according to aides.

A Boehner aide said the clutch of GOP leaders will be joined by two Republican congressional candidates, Jackie Walorski, from Indiana, and Ted Yoho, of Florida, who surprised the party establishment by defeating House Energy and Commerce Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) in a primary last week.