Chelsea Manning to run for Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning to run for Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning to run for Senate in Maryland

On Saturday, reports of Manning's potential Senate run circulated after she filed proper paperwork in Maryland, which she later confirmed on Sunday on Twitter.

The ad opened with visuals of recent violent protests, clashes with police and the rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Manning narrated, "We live in trying times". Last year, as President Barack Obama commuted Chelsea's sentence to time served, and she was released from a military prison in Kansas on May 17th, 2017 after serving seven years. "We need someone willing to fight".

Cardin, 74, is the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We need to actually take the reins of power from them". Democratic Senator Ben Cardin was elected in 2006 to that seat and is expected to run for re-election this year. We need to stop asking them to give us our rights.

When multiple news outlets reported that Chelsea Manning, the former us army soldier who was imprisoned for releasing sensitive military information to WikiLeaks in 2013, had filed to run for Senate in Maryland, she declined to elaborate-"Our only statement on the record is 'No statement, '" she told The Washington Post.

During her imprisonment, Manning battled for and won the right to start hormone treatment.

And she does appear to be serious - the news that she filed the proper documents was followed quickly by the release of Manning's first campaign video. To run for that office, a person must be at least 30 years old, a USA citizen for nine years and an inhabitant of the state at election time, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Manning is yet to file for the primary with the state elections board, which she must do in person by February 27, according to the board's website.

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