Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland
Chelsea Manning (Image: YouTube screen grab via ABC News)

[Ed. – Sure, why not?  Not like senators need to be trustworthy individuals or loyal Americans, after all.]

Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted under the Espionage Act for stealing classified government documents, has filed to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland.

Manning filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 5. She is challenging Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, a two-term Democrat who is up for re-election in November. The Washington Post first reported Manning’s filing.

Manning is running as a Democrat.

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The 30-year old trans rights activist was released from federal prison last May after President Obama commuted a 35-year prison sentence she was serving for stealing classified government documents and providing them to WikiLeaks.

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