Bradley Manning served in the US Army and was an intelligence analyst when he intentionally leaked 750,000 military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. When the leaked information led back to Manning, he was arrested and eventually court martialed in 2013. The military court sentenced Manning to 35-years in prison, but Barack Obama commuted Manning sentence to only 7 years from when first imprisoned, which allowed him to be released from prison.
Manning then made headlines by claiming to be a transgender and underwent a sex change and now identifies himself as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
Manning has now announced that she/he is running for the US Senate seat held by fellow Democrat Ben Cardin.
(Fox News) – Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, confirmed Sunday that she’s running in Maryland for a Senate seat.
“Yup, we’re running for Senate,” Manning tweeted three days after she filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
The tweet also included a campaign video indicating her intention to run in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary and was followed by a tweet seeking donations to her campaign.
She is running for the seat held by two-term Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin.
The 35-year-old Manning was known as Bradley Manning when arrested in 2010 for leaking the classified documents to WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website…
I was under the impression that convicted felons were not allowed to hold federal public office and if that is so, then how can Manning legally run for the US Senate seat from Maryland. Obama only commuted the sentence, he did not pardon Manning, who was convicted of 21 criminal offenses. Many believe Manning still belongs in prison, but knowing the way liberals are these days, she may actually stand a chance of being elected.