Chelsea Manning Is Running For US Senate Seat In Maryland

Chelsea Manning Is Running For US Senate Seat In Maryland

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, had her sentence commuted by President Obama past year, and has filed to run in the Democratic primary.

The former USA soldier, who was convicted of leaking almost 750,000 sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, has reportedly filed documents to run for the senate seat from Maryland as a Democratic Party candidate. On Sunday, the former intelligence analyst tweeted: "Yup, we're running for Senate #WeGotThis".

Now 30, Manning was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in jail, for her part in the 2010 leak of more than 700,000 documents and videos to news outlets including the Guardian and the New York Times.

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Despite the gravity of her convictions, her criminal history will not legally stop Manning from running for senator.

According to federal election filings, Manning will look to challenge Democrat Benjamin L Cardin, who is now serving his second term as senator. We need to fix this. We can do better. We need to fix this. You're damn right we got this. We don't need them anymore.

Manning also a link for campaign contributions. But, hey, let's face it, maybe that's just the road we're going down these days anyway, and over the years Manning, who fought for gender-reassignment surgery while in military prison, has become a symbol to a range of people, including trans rights activists and freedom-of-information-loving Libertarians.

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In announcing clemency, President Obama said, "I feel very comfortable that justice has been served, and that a message has still been sent".

And it appears that Twitter is where she's been informing the public of her political stances since former President Barack Obama commuted her spying prison sentence.

Donald Trump has criticised Manning.

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