Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending two of his top aides to Iowa as he prepares for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.

Deputy chief of staff Taylor Teepell and legislative affairs director Matt Parker have resigned from the governor's office and are moving to Iowa, where they will work for Jindal's new political organization called the America Future Project.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has already announced he will run for president, fueling expectations that more candidates will announce in the very near future.

Though his poll numbers lag well behind other expected GOP contenders, Jindal appears likely to run for president. An announcement isn't expected until after the state legislative session ends in mid-June.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.