Transgender document leaker Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate

Transgender document leaker Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate

Transgender document leaker Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate

Manning declared in Federal Election Commission filings, dated January 5, her statement of candidacy to run as a Democrat in the 2018 election. Ben Cardin, now serving his second term.

Chelsea Manning has filed to run for the senate in Maryland in a challenge to Sen. Her lawyers at the ACLU said that Manning served more time behind bars than any other whistleblower in US history, and under hard conditions. At the time, Manning was a 22-year-old United States Army private named Bradley Manning, and she served seven years of a 35-year sentence.

Manning was convicted of leaking classified information and spent more than six years behind bars.

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Manning was convicted in 2013 by a military tribunal under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts for releasing over 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks. 1st Class Bradley Manning, a US military intelligence analyst. 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. While serving, she came out as transgender and ran a column at the Guardian.

President Barack Obama granted clemency to Manning before leaving office.

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