BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Faith, freedom, family and firearms will be the uniting theme this week as hundreds of GOP delegates travel to Nampa to discuss party platforms and elect Republican leaders.

The three-day convention starts on Thursday, just a few weeks after the May primary. Republicans are hoping for a smoother turnout than the chaotic 2014 convention, which failed to get anything done because of political infighting.

Each county and state legislative district will send at least three delegates to the convention, with more being voted in depending on how many voters showed up in the last congressional election.

The convention headliners include David Keene, former National Rifle Association president, who kicks off the event Thursday. GOP millionaire Foster Friess, who backed Rick Santorum in his last two presidential campaigns, will speak at Friday's dinner.

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