Chelsea Manning goes for U.S Senate seat for Maryland

The 30-year-old was convicted of the largest classified leak in U.S history.

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

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Federal election filings show that Ms Manning, 30, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for a seat currently held by Ben Cardin (74), who has served two terms and said to be a favourite to win a third in November, independent.co.uk reports.

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