Chelsea Manning Running For US Senate In Maryland

Former Army private Chelsea Manning has reportedly filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. 

Manning, who is transgender, will be challenging Democrat Sen. Ben Cardin, who is Maryland’s senior senator and is running for a third term, report The Washington Post.

Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning,  leaked classified documents and a video showing U.S. troops killing Reuters reporters in Iraq to WikiLeaks.

Manning was convicted in 2013, and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

In 2017, President Obama commuted Manning’s sentence to time served and Manning was released from a military prison in Kansas.

(Source: The Washington Post, Photo Credit: Chelsea Manning)

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