Chelsea Manning Has Filed to Run for Senator

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The Slot—Eight months after her release from prison, Chelsea Manning has submitted a federal election filing to run for US Senate in Maryland as a Democrat, the Guardian reports. She would run against incumbent and senior Senator Democrat Ben Cardin, who will be running for a third term. Cardin, previously a ten-term Congressman, has enjoyed broad success in Maryland, winning the 2012 primary by 74% and the overall vote by 55%.

Chelsea Manning Files Documents to Run For Senate. Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, Wikileaks whistleblower, and trans activist Chelsea Manning has filed documents to run for a Senate seat in Maryland currently held by incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin, the Washington Post reported. Read more...