Chelsea Manning says she's running for US Senate

CNET | 1/13/2018 | Edward Moyer
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Former soldier Chelsea Manning received Out magazine's Newsmaker of the Year award last year. Now it looks like she'll be running for Senate.

It looks like Chelsea Manning, the former US Army soldier who went to prison for passing classified materials to WikiLeaks, wants to head to Capitol Hill as a senator.

Manning - Bradley - Statement - Candidacy - Federal

The 30-year-old, transgendered Manning, once known as Bradley, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission this week, saying she'll be running for the US Senate as a Democrat from Maryland.

Along with Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who caused a global uproar over government surveillance by leaking NSA documents, Manning is perhaps the best-known whistle-blower/leaker of recent years.

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The hundreds of thousands of files she handed over to WikiLeaks in 2010 included a graphic video of Iraqis being gunned down during a US helicopter attack in Baghdad. They also included a cache...
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