Chelsea Manning: Ex-army leaker to run for US senate

Chelsea Manning, the former US intelligence analyst who was jailed for leaking classified documents, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for the US senate in Maryland.

In 2013 Manning was sentenced to 35 years after being found guilty of 20 charges, including espionage.

But former US President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.

The 30-year-old, previously known as Bradley Manning, will challenge Democratic Senator Ben Cardin for the nomination.

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