The Republican National Committee has agreed to condense the 2016 presidential nominating calendar, and move the national convention to late June or early July.
The changes ensure that the June 2016 Republican Convention will be the earlier convention in either party since 1948. Kansas City is competing with Las Vegas, Columbia, Denver and Phoenix, to host the convention.
During Friday's committee meeting, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus rallied the GOP troops, saying, "We should set the standard for future RNCs and also set an example or other Republicans."
The earlier nominating calendar is aimed at helping the party avoid the kind of in-fighting that may have dented Mitt Romney's general election appeal in 2012.