Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

Chelsea Manning, the former US army soldier jailed for giving sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, has filed documents to run for the US Senate, the Washington Post reported.

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

The whistleblower and transgender activist was released from prison in May 2017 after serving seven years. Before leaving the White House, President Barack Obama commuted all but four months of Manning's remaining prison term.

She changed her name from Bradley Manning to Chelsea and transitioned during her time behind bars at the all-male facility.

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Manning, 30, came out transgender on the day after she was sentenced. "It is a remarkable gift to the world that Chelsea will be able to grow and fight alongside us for justice".

Cardin, a Democrat, is Maryland's senior senator, who is now serving his second term.

Manning was convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents.

Manning's case has sparked a range of reactions with some praising her as a hero while others have a less than favorable view.

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