Chelsea Manning eyes Democratic nomination for Maryland Senate seat

Yup we’re running’ Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate bid releases campaign video

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President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence in January 2017 and Manning was released from prison in May 2017.

She is running as a Democrat and refers to Maryland as her "home state" on her website. She advocates challenging the status quo at every level, including targeting the Democratic party leadership.

Manning's filing was received January 11, according to Federal Election Commission records. "Times of fear, of suppression, hate", Manning says as images of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. and protestors clashing with police are shown.

She added, "We don't need more or better leaders, we need someone willing to fight". She sent a subsequent tweet seeking donations to her campaign.

"We don't need more or better leaders", Manning continued. They won't support us.

Manning has been a visible activist for LGBTQ rights and other causes since her release. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinDems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress Former New Mexico gov: Trump's foreign policy is getting "criticized by everybody" Dems put hold on McFarland nomination over contradictory testimony: report MORE (D-Md.) in the November Democratic primary. Miss Manning was arrested in May 2010, while serving with the U.S. army in Iraq, after she confessed to a computer hacker, Adrian Lamo, that she was the source of Wikileaks' documents.

The Oklahoma native had planned to move to Maryland, where she has an aunt.

Manning listed a North Bethesda address in her FEC filing. To run for that office, a person must be at least 30 years old, a US citizen for nine years and an inhabitant of the state at election time, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Cardin is also yet to file.

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