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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sixteen men and women are vying for the republican nomination for the 2016 Presidential Election. Deciding on candidates is just one of the challenges the right wing party faces. To create unity, the National Federation of Republican Women Region 7 met on Friday and Saturday at the Jackson Center to strategize before the big race.

“We have a large field of candidates right now and people are getting to know the candidates, getting to know the issues, getting to know the facts,” NFRW’s Past President Rae Chornenky said.

These women call seven different states home, but they all check the republican party box on their ballots.

“We don’t have time for internal bickering or disagreeing over little petty things, we have major issues in the United States and we need to come together to address those,” Alabama Federation of Republican Women President Frances Taylor said.

The federation meets regionally around the country once every two years.

“It’s important that we gather together to hear speakers on the issues, on the facts and also on how to get out the vote and how to be active in the party,” Chornenky said.

For the representatives, this gathering is a chance to discuss ways to educate and communicate with their local communities before the big election.

“We’re going to talk to our neighbors, we’re going to talk to the people in church, we’re going to talk to the people we work with,” Taylor explained.

We’re under a year and a half from casting our vote to decide the country’s next leader and these women said they¬†are ready for crunch time.

“We’re learning about winning elections, we’re talking about issues that are important, we’re focused on winning in 2016,” Taylor said.