We hear the sound-bites and the sometimes nasty rhetoric, but who are those men and women seeking to become our next President? What do they stand for? As we begin to decide which ones can be trusted to lead our nation, what do we need to know to make an informed choice?

There are 17 candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. We take an in-depth look into that diverse and surprising GOP field in this special program.

"AEHQ: The Wide-Open Republican Presidential Race" is hosted by FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern and includes a special panel discussion of the 2016 GOP field with FOX News Digital Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt and former White House Press Secretary, co-host of FOX News Channel's "The Five" and best-selling author of "And the Good News Is..." Dana Perino.

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CLICK HERE for full interviews with a few of the Republican presidential candidates