Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

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

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

Election filings show that Manning, 30, submitted her candidacy to the Federal Election Commission on Thursday as a Democrat. Before leaving the White House, President Barack Obama commuted all but four months of Manning's remaining prison term.

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. "It is a remarkable gift to the world that Chelsea will be able to grow and fight alongside us for justice". Ben Cardin, now serving his second term.

The election document lists Manning's address as that of a luxury apartment tower in North Bethesda.

Showtime later this year will broadcast XY Chelsea, a documentary about whistleblower Chelsea Manning. She was placed in solitary confinement after attempting suicide twice. Manning will remain an unpaid active duty soldier who is eligible for health care and other benefits.

A representative for Manning did not immediately respond to a request for comment. While people took time to recognize the achievements of law enforcement this past Tuesday, Manning took to Twitter to slam law enforcement.

Last September, Manning was denied entrance into Canada due to a criminal record.

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