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parents & family for an amazing year. While we fell short of victory,

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IN THE NEWS

ON AIR

Click here to hear Beej's first radio ad, featuring the National Grid lockout playing on WBZ radio in Boston and WCAP radio in the Merrimack Valley. 

Click here to hear Beej's response to the Boston Globe article regarding official English, minority organizations, and the Globe's claim about reference to Nazis.

Click play button to hear WCAP's Teddy Panos and Alex Lebowitz analyze the First Lowell Sun Foreign Policy Debate and declare Beej Das their favorite. 

Click here to watch the entire 12/20/17 interview  between Beej and NECN TV broadcaster Sue O'Connell on a wide range of issues including leadership, sexual harassment, and impeachment. 

ON FACEBOOK

September 04, 2018

Beej's Announcement of the End of the Campaign

August 28, 2018

Beej Das Calls for a New Way

BEEJ DAS CALLS FOR A NEW WAY, RESPONDING TO #METOO ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST DAN KOH BY SENATOR L’ITALIEN. Giving-in To Beacon Hill and City Hall Politics as Usual, Senator L’Italien’s Camp Asked Beej Das to do Their Dirty Work, Held #MeToo Information for Personal Political Gain

June 20, 2018

Candidate’s college writings taken out of context

A recent Globe article took my views in college a quarter-century ago out of context, and the headline, “Das likened minority groups to Nazi Party,” was especially irresponsible in today’s dark political environment... 

June 26, 2018

Middlebury Symposium - Multiculturalism

Beej's college writings from The Middlebury Symposium from 1993 have been publicized by the Boston Globe. Read the original text here

June 05, 2018

Disagreements emerge over trade, Trump's diplomacy in 3rd District debate

Das was involved in sharp exchanges on both topics. Early in the debate, he described trade agreements as one of the country's most significant foreign-policy challenges. His criticism built to an argument that Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 because of frustration over the topic.

May 14, 2018

Massachusetts Congressional Candidate Beej Das Proposes Eliminating All Student Debt

Beej Das, Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts third Congressional District, released the following statement unveiling his student debt proposal:

 

“The one percent got their tax cut,” said Das. “Now it’s our turn. Student debt is a crippling burden for millions in the country. It’s also a crippling burden on the economy. Americans face a total of over $1.4 trillion in debt.”

May 10, 2018

Democratic candidates share visions for the party

More than a year after Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic candidates vying for the 3rd Congressional District seat wrangled with what message their party should offer constituents during a debate hosted at Fitchburg State University Wednesday night.

May 09, 2018

11 vie for traction in 3rd Congressional District

Eleven Democratic candidates facing off in two separate panels took aim at the Trump administration, the high cost of college and #MeToo abuses as they attempted to gain traction in the crowded race.

May 06, 2018

Hopefuls offer takes on Korean peninsula, Iran

Every candidate running for the 3rd Congressional District was asked for their thoughts on discussions between North and South Korea and on the Iran nuclear deal. We asked them:

May 04, 2018

U.S. Rep. Contender Beej Das Says Economy Must Come First

Das, who described himself as the only candidate with a business in the 3rd Congressional District, said he is a more pragmatic Democratic than other contenders. He explained to co-hosts Bill Macek and Bill Ellis that while he cares about social issues, nothing matters if you don’t have good jobs, hope and a roof over your head.

April 30, 2018

Task for 3rd District Democrats: Standing out

There were some noteworthy policy differences among candidates, particularly regarding presidential impeachment and wage stagnation, and a handful of not-so-veiled critiques thrown. But in the first debate featuring the full Democratic field, the candidates agreed on most issues and instead separated themselves with frequent pivots to their upbringings, their experiences and their accomplishments.

April 30, 2018

In 3rd District, Democrats rail against Trump, vow to fight tax law

Crowding onto a UMass Lowell stage Sunday, 12 of the Democrats running in the Third Congressional District appeared to agree on almost everything. That includes, it seems, keeping things cordial — for now, at least.

April 30, 2018

Immigration, Wealth Inequality Key Points At 3rd Congressional Democratic Debate

At least a dozen Democrats are currently vying for the seat of Rep. Niki Tsongas, who announced last summer she would be retiring from Congress once her term in 2018 expires. Twelve of the would-be representatives for the 3rd Congressional District met at UMass Lowell Sunday for their first debate.

April 27, 2018

Buoyed by anti-Trump wave, 13 Democrats chase open Third District seat

For months, a growing cadre of Democrats have been ping-ponging across the state’s Third Congressional District, meeting with small groups of voters, denouncing President Trump, and trying to underscore their credentials.

April 27, 2018

Das blasts UMass Lowell debate criteria

Two candidates, Beej Das and Patrick Littlefield, slammed UMass Lowell ahead of the debate the school will host Sunday with The Boston Globe, arguing that the decision to sort Democrats into two separate sessions based on the school's recent poll creates an unfair hierarchy.

April 16, 2018

3rd District candidates marked by education, varied career paths

The 13 candidates hoping to succeed U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas come from a wide range of education and work backgrounds, some with close links to government and others with little experience in the field. 

 

Overall, the 3rd Congressional District field is well-educated. Every candidate who submitted a résumé to The Sun attained at least a bachelor's degree, and six candidates hold additional postgraduate degrees, most frequently in law or business.

April 02, 2018

3rd District candidates seek gun control, no 2nd amendment repeal

It will come as little surprise that, even among the field's most progressive voices, no candidates running for the 3rd Congressional District said they agreed with a recent op-ed by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling for repeal of the Second Amendment.

February 15, 2018

Area Democrats talk domestic surveillance in first major campaign event

Democratic candidates to replace retiring US Representative Niki Tsongas focused on domestic surveillance among other issues in a forum at Hudson’s Portuguese Club Feb. 6.

February 12, 2018

Pathway to residency a common theme for 3rd District Dem candidates

Another government shutdown came and went without securing protection for young undocumented immigrants who will soon face deportation despite both Democratic and Republican lawmakers publicly claiming to want to protect them. Immigration reform, once again, has yet to arrive.

The Sun asked all 15 candidates in the 3rd Congressional District race about their stances on undocumented immigrants already living in the United States and the Trump administration's attempts to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities."

January 25, 2018

3rd District candidate Das comes out swinging in Sun Editorial Board meeting

3rd Congressional District candidate Abhijit "Beej" Das minced no words when asked for specific opinions on politics and policy.

He believes Congress should vote to overturn federal laws criminalizing marijuana. He thinks the Democratic party whose nomination he seeks was "tone deaf" in the previous election cycle and needs a new perspective to flourish. He finds President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration "disastrous."

January 16, 2018

Beej Das, First Indian-American to Run for US House of Representatives from Massachusetts, Raises $425,000 in First Fundraising Quarter

Mr. Das is the first Indian-American to run for US House of Representative from Massachusetts. He faces about a dozen Democratic candidates in the primary. If he wins, Mr. Das will replace Congresswoman  Niki Tsongas, who is retiring. 

January 02, 2018

Why The 3rd Congressional Race Could Turn Into A Big Bucks Battle

Now, in the mad rush to fill the void created by Tsongas's retirement this year, more than a dozen Democratic candidates have already declared their intent to run for the 3rd Congressional District seat. That prompts the question: Is there enough money to go around? 

November 26, 2017

A House race marked by diversity

Women, minorities, LGBTQ community members pack Democratic field for 3rd District

November 17, 2017

Boston Globe: As the Third District race grows, so does the number of political consultants working on it

The unfolding race to succeed outgoing US Representative Niki Tsongas in the Third Congressional District has created a web of odd alliances...

November 11, 2017

Boston Globe: One way to avoid Boston real estate? Run for Congress in Lowell

Niki Tsongas faced the carpetbagger label when she ran for a House seat in a 2007 special election.

November 02, 2017

India West: Hotel Magnate Abhijit Das to Focus on Economic Growth in Run for Massachusetts Congressional Seat

Hotelier Abhijit Das filed his papers to run for Congress from Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District. The Indian American candidate,  on the campaign trail, is among numerous candidates vying for the seat being opened up with the retirement of Democratic incumbent Niki Tsongas.

October 13, 2017

Eagle Tribune: North Andover resident brings "outsider" perspective to 3rd District race

Abhijit "Beej" Das would bristle at the comparison to the nation's most famous hotelier, President Donald Trump.

September 25, 2017

Lowell Sun: Das Launches run for Tsongas' 3rd District seat

It's time for a new and refreshing approach to Congress, and Abhijit "Beej" Das hopes to bring just that as U.S. representative for the 3rd District.

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ON TWITTER

Click here to listen to the entire 10/27/17 interview  between Beej and WCAP broadcaster Teddy Panos on a wide variety of topics including President Trump, taxes and the question of being from the area. 

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