WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is running for the US Senate in Maryland

14 January, 2018, 11:02 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Chelsea Manning speaks during the Nantucket Project's annual gathering in Nantucket Mass. on Sunday Sept. 17 2017

Chelsea Manning, the former US Army soldier who was jailed for passing thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks exposing American military abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan, has filed to run for the US Senate seat in Maryland, RT reports.

Keeping an eye on will keep running against Sen.

Cardin, who served 20-year tenures in the Maryland House of Delegates and the U.S. House of Representatives before succeeding retiring U.S. Sen.

Manning was released from a Kansas military prison last year, after serving seven years of the 35-year sentence she was given.

President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence in January 2017 and Manning was released from prison in May 2017.

Keeping an eye on has been dynamic in pushing for LGBT and different causes since being discharged not long ago.

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Manning said she shared the documents to spark public debate about USA foreign policy, but United States officials said the release of material put lives at risk.

Ms Manning was in 2013 convicted of the largest leak of classified documents in USA history and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Ben Cardin in this year's election. Paul Sarbanes, according to the Baltimore Sun.

"My initial thought quite literally was, 'Donald Trump is president, Oprah Winfrey is the leading contender for Democrats in 2020, why the hell not Chelsea Manning in the US Senate?'" he said. Her candidacy was first reported by The Washington Post. Manning did not immediately return CNN's request for comment Saturday. His campaign committee has almost $2 million in cash on hand, according to the FEC. Now it looks like she'll be running for Senate.

"We need to stop asking them to give us our rights", she wrote.

After her release, she moved to Maryland, which she calls her home state on her website. The primary is set for June 28.

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