Chelsea Manning: Ex-soldier files to run for US Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army whistleblower who served seven years for leaking material to Wikileaks, is running for the US senate from Maryland.

Federal election filings show that Ms Manning, 30, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for a seat currently held by Ben Cardin, who has served two terms and said to be a favourite to win a third in November.

Reuters said Ms Manning did not immediately respond to requests for a comment. Mr Cardin also did not comment.

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