SEN. DAVID PERDUE LED DOLLAR TREE’S OUTSOURCING EFFORT INTO CHINA

SEN. DAVID PERDUE LED DOLLAR TREE’S OUTSOURCING EFFORT INTO CHINA

IN THE PIVOTAL Senate race between Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, the candidates have traded accusations around financial connections to China.

But previously unreported business disclosures show that Perdue, during a touchstone period of his business career, expanded aggressively into China to import cheap products into the United States.

Before entering the Senate in 2015, Perdue spent much of his career advising and managing large corporations, including serving as the chief executive of Dollar General from 2003 through 2007. Investor reports and earnings call transcripts from that period show that as chief executive of the variety goods giant, Perdue pushed to increase profitability by importing products made by factories in low-wage overseas markets.