U.S. Presidential elections are held every four years and for the first time in a long time, both the Republican and Democratic sides have competitive primaries. Both parties have produced several potential candidates. Take a look at this list of declared candidates for the 2008 election from the Washington Post.
To give U.S. employees more opportunities to learn and become active in the legislative and political process, Dell invited the major Presidential candidates to visit our campuses in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Ohio. As the candidates campaign through the states, we invited them to stop by and talk with employees. The purpose of the invitations was to give the candidates an opportunity to talk directly with employees about the issues affecting all of us.
First to accept our invitation is former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R), who will visit the Topfer Manufacturing Center (TMC) on Wednesday, September 19. Senator Thompson will be briefed on Dell's U.S. manufacturing centers and then tour the TMC.