Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate in Maryland against Sen. Cardin

Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate in Maryland against Sen. Cardin

Chelsea Manning, the transgender Maryland woman convicted of sharing thousands of military documents with Wikileaks, has filed her candidacy to challenge Sen. Ben Cardin in this year’s election.

Manning declared her intentions Jan. 5 with the Federal Election Commission, which posted the document on its website Thursday. She is running as a Democrat.

Manning on Sunday took to Twitter to confirm her candidacy, tweeting, “yup, we're running for senate” with an attached campaign video. She sent a subsequent tweet seeking donations to her campaign.

Manning, a 30-year-old Oklahoma native, had previously lived in Montgomery County before...

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