Chelsea Manning files to run as Democrat for US Senate in Maryland

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Chelsea Manning enlisted in the military in 2007 and deployed to Iraq two years later where she worked as an intelligence analyst.

Chelsea Manning, the transgender woman known as Bradley Manning when she was convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents, has filed documents to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland.

The transgender former Army officer who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. Ben Cardin, according to the filings first reported by the Washington Post.

Manning would be taking on U.S. Sen. Before leaving the White House, President Barack Obama commuted all but four months of Manning's remaining prison term.

Cardin, a Democrat, is Maryland's senior senator, who is now serving his second term.

Miss Manning was arrested in May 2010, while serving with the USA army in Iraq, after she confessed to a computer hacker, Adrian Lamo, that she was the source of Wikileaks' documents.

Showtime later this year will broadcast XY Chelsea, a documentary about whistleblower Chelsea Manning. She served 7 years of a 35-year sentence.

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