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Trump Loyalist Purnima Nath Launches Bid for U.S. Congress From Wisconsin’s 4th District

Trump Loyalist Purnima Nath Launches Bid for U.S. Congress From Wisconsin’s 4th District

  • Known for her anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric, she previously ran for a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2022, as well as to there Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

Indian American Republican Purnima Nath has launched her candidacy for U.S. Congress from Wisconsin’s District 4 which includes Brown Deer, River Hills, Bayside, Fox Point, Whitefish Bay, Glendale, Shorewood, Bayview, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, West Milwaukee, and West Allis.

“Our communities are facing serious challenges,” Nath said in a May 7 press release announcing her run. “Political correctness has crept into our society, and as a consequence, people are hurting,” she said. She “believes that divisive politics are dangerous for ordinary citizens and that we must focus on developing our communities, ensuring that our streets are safe, reducing the tax burden, and providing our children and youth with quality education free from political agendas.”

The press release describes her as “a passionate advocate of national security, border security, immigration, terrorism, education, and economic issues,” who is “committed to bringing common-sense leadership to Congress and is a strong voice for justice and security, values that are sorely needed in today’s political climate.”

She “understands that unless we address corruption, crime, fraud, and waste; and prioritize real education over political indoctrination, we cannot build a healthy society or progress as a nation,” the press release said. She emphasized her “dedication to being the change we need in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a community that has long been under a left political influence since 1949. At this critical inflection point for our community (and the country), it is even more crucial that our society does not fall further from grace.”

The Trump loyalist previously ran for election to the Wisconsin State Assembly to represent District 23 in 2022. She lost in the general election. Before that she ran for election to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to represent District 2 in Wisconsin, which she lost in April 2022.

At the time, she was embroiled in a controversy for her anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric. The Milwaukee Sentinel reported that Nath was kicked out of a Jan. 30, 2021 event hosted by the immigrant advocacy group, Voces de la Frontera, after verbally attacking multiracial youth leaders. At the event, held at Milwaukee’s South Division High School, Democratic candidates and elected leaders were making their pitch to the Latino community ahead of the 2020 election. 

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in a statement, Voces de la Frontera said Nath “was removed in order to protect the minors and their parents from abusive rhetoric.” The statement said Nath “went into a room where students were creating art, yelling at them and calling them illegal.

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A video posted on YouTube shows a woman, whom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identifies as Andrea Rodriguez, a candidate for District 4 Milwaukee County Board supervisor, telling Nath that she insulted everyone in the room by calling them illegal. “You called us illegal, it is not OK — ever,” the woman, who isn’t visible on the video, says. Nath tells the woman that she is an immigrant herself, supports immigration and follows the law. She insists that breaking the law is “illegal.” 

Nath has an MBA from Northwestern University. In a 2019 interview with the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, she said she came to Milwaukee in 2000 “as part of a job transfer,” and became an American citizen about seven years later. “Purnima is an American, with an extremely humble background,” she says on her website. “She believes it is her duty to serve the community and has dedicated her life to do so.”

According to her website, she is the founder of Spindle India, Inc & Trayix Strategy & Management Consulting. However, according to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Spindle is currently delinquent in its corporate filings with the state. “Nath has not yet provided federal tax records detailing the nonprofit’s finances since it was founded in 2013,” the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal reported. 

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