Chelsea Manning Files for Maryland US Senate Seat

Chelsea Manning Files for Maryland US Senate Seat

Wikileaks had published hundreds of thousands of documents that Miss Manning had downloaded from military computers - among them the Iraq and Afghan war logs, diplomatic cables and Guantanamo Bay files.

Whistleblower and transgender activist Chelsea Manning has filed to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland, The Washington Post reports. Ben Cardin, now serving his second term. Cardin is Maryland's senior senator and is considered an overwhelming favorite to win a third term, according to the Post.

Keeping an eye on was indicted 2013 for discharging secret military and State Department records, yet her 35-year sentence was driven by then-President Obama to seven years, beginning toward the start of her imprisonment in 2010.

Produced by Laura Poitras (RISK, Citizenfour) with filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins, XY Chelsea follows Manning as she is released from Fort Leavenworth, an all-male maximum-security prison in Kansas, for disclosing classified materials to WikiLeaks.

According to federal election filings, Manning completed the paperwork on January 5, and it was delivered on January 11.

Manning, 30, came out transgender on the day after she was sentenced.

Manning, nor Senator Cardin, returned requests for comment to the outlet.

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