About a hundred voters, Republican Party loyalists, campaign staffers and others heard quick-hitting summaries in Vicksburg Tuesday, outlining the platforms of 19 local and state candidates seeking the party’s nomination in the Aug. 7 primary.

Twelve had to cut opening comments short because of the party-adopted rules, which included a brief session for questions. Many compensated for the short time allotted at the podium by emphasizing families and turnout for the party’s hopefuls beyond the primary.