Transgender former Army officer Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Manning was convicted of leaking classified documents, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.
The Washington Post reported yesterday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin who has served two terms and is a favorite to win.
The 30-year-old Manning listed a North Bethesda address in her FEC filing. She is running as a Democrat.
Known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest, she spent more than six years behind bars and came out as transgender after being sentenced.
President Barack Obama granted clemency to Manning before leaving office. She was interviewed by time magazine about running.
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