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Chelsea Manning files to run for Senate in Maryland

Posted: 12:09 PM, Jan 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-14 00:23:54Z

Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking sensitive military information and whose prison sentence subsequently commuted by President Obama, has filed to run for a Senate seat in Maryland.

The Washington Post , was the first to report the filing.

Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, was responsible for a 2010 leak of highly classified documents to WikiLeaks. 

Manning is challenging the seat held by Sen. Ben Cardin, who is currently serving his second term.