Pre-Season, but not Dull 

The Republican Forum in Fredericksburg Thursday night offered insights into the range of opinions within the party around foreign affairs – and a few fireworks. If politics were baseball, Thursday night’s Republican Candidates’ forum in Fredericksburg would have been just another preseason game. Of interest only to the most rabid fans. After all, most of […]

Spanberger Looms Large at Democratic Forum

Candidates reveal few differences between themselves in a friendly public forum. Congressional District 7’s out-going representative, Abigail Spanberger, isn’t on the ballot for this year’s primary. But her presence hung heavy over the candidate’s forum held in Fredericksburg Wednesday night. After each of the seven candidates’ opening statements, the first question placed the congresswoman front […]

ANALYSIS: Foregone Conclusions; Foreseeable Concerns

by Martin DavisEDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tuesday night’s presidential primary was as predictable as would be fan enthusiasm were the Kansas City Chiefs to come to our region to play perennial powerhouse King George High School. Crowds would turn out from everywhere to see the decked-in-red Chiefs. As for the decked-in-blue Foxes? They’d have their supporters, but let’s […]

Election 2024

Election season is in full swing. As last year, FXBG Advance will serve as your one-stop shop for everything that you need to know about when and where to vote, the candidates, and of course, the outcomes. Basic Voter Information Voter Registration If you need to register to vote, update your current Virginia voter registration, […]

Sheriff Candidate Withdraws Case

Maxwell had petitioned the court for a recount of votes cast in the November 7, 2023, election. He requested and was granted a nonsuit this week. by Adele UphausMANAGING EDITOR AND CORRESPONDENT A Spotsylvania Circuit Court judge this week granted a motion for a nonsuit filed by Steve Maxwell, who in November lost his race […]

The Political Road Ahead

The 2024 Congressional election is upon us; here’s an early look at what we’ll be watching as the race for the 7th Congressional District seat heats up this year.

Abigail Spanberger announces 2025 run for Governor

by Adele Uphaus MANAGING EDITOR AND CORRESPONDENT Despite what Republicans say, Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger doesn’t believe that her decision not to run for reelection to Congress and instead run for Virginia Governor in 2025 means control of her 7th congressional district seat is likely to flip. “I expect that someone will work really hard […]

Steve Maxwell, candidate for Spotsylvania Sheriff, requests manual recount

by Adele Uphaus MANAGING EDITOR AND CORRESPONDENT Steve Maxwell, who ran against incumbent Roger Harris for Spotsylvania Sheriff, has asked that the results of last week’s election not be certified until a manual recount has been completed. Maxwellj, who was endorsed by the county Republican committee, sent a letter to Kellie Acors, the general registrar […]

It’s Election Day – Five Reasons to Care

We as Americans are consumed with national news and national elections. So much so that we often turn out for presidential elections at far high numbers than we do for any other type of election. Today is not one of those presidential elections. It’s not even an off-year election, where we don’t elect the next […]

Concerns over National Elections in Local Politics

At the Dorothy Hart Community Center in downtown Fredericksburg, a line of students at the University of Mary Washington waited for the trolley to pick them up and take them back to campus. The trolley was busy all day taking students from the college to downtown for voting. Many of them were brand-new voters motivated […]