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Chelsea Manning, the former Army private convicted of leaking classified government documents to WikiLeaks, is running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.
Manning, a 30-year-old transgender woman born as Bradley, filed candidacy paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday, the Washington Post reported.
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She was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts for releasing more than 700,000 classified government documents and sentenced to 35 years in prison — the longest sentence ever imposed in a leak case. She was released in May last year after serving seven years, when President Obama granted her clemency.
Some praise her as a hero for fighting government secrecy. Others, including President Trump, bill her a traitor for releasing...
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