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

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

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

Chelsea Manning, a transgender former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate.

Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks. Ben Cardin, now serving his second term. He has served two terms and is an overwhelming favorite to win. Manning is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. She was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for furnishing more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, an global organization that publishes information from anonymous sources.

In his announcement, Obama said that Manning's sentence was "unbalanced" to those looked by different informants.

Manning, 30, came out transgender on the day after she was sentenced.

When the military denied Manning's request for hormones, Manning tried to commit suicide twice.

To many people, Manning is an American traitor who does not deserve the spotlight or a public platform, let alone recognition for anything.

Manning continued with a number of tweets attacking law enforcement with a number of unverified statistics.