BREAKING: Chelsea Manning To Be First Transgender To Run For Congress

Chelsea Manning to write for Guardian newspaper



BREAKING: Chelsea Manning To Be First Transgender To Run For Congress

Chelsea Manning to write for Guardian newspaper
(FILES): These two file photos show US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (L) leaving a military court facility on July 30, 2013 in Fort Meade, Maryland, where he was convicted of espionage for passing secret documents to WikiLeaks; and at right in an undated photo courtesy of the US Army showing Bradley Manning in wig and make-up. Chelsea Manning, the US soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence for the biggest document leak in US, has a new job: writing unpaid for The Guardian newspaper’s American edition. A former Army intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning was convicted in 2013 of having handed 700,000 classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. “Delighted to announce: Chelsea Manning joins @GuardianUS as a contributing opinion writer, writing on war, gender, freedom of information,” Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of the British newspaper’s US edition, wrote on Twitter on February 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Files / Saul LOEB (L) US ARMY (R) == PHOTO CREDIT: “AFP PHOTO

 

Just one year ago, Chelsea Manning, the infamous transgender Army private, was sitting in a maximum security prison. Now, Manning has declared her intentions to run for Congress.



What happened?
Manning, who was convicted for stealing highly classified government documents and leaking them to WikiLeaks, has declared her intention to run for the Senate. She will run as a Democrat.

According to records filed with the Federal Election Commission, Manning filed the necessary paperwork on Thursday, the Washington Post reported. She is running for the Maryland seat currently held by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), who has yet to announce a re-election bid.

The Democratic primary is scheduled for the end of June, and if he decides to run for re-election, the 74-year-old Cardin would be the overwhelming favorite. Manning is one of four who have declared their candidacy for the seat.

Manning moved to Maryland following her release from prison and is a very outspoken progressive liberal.

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