Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who was convicted of giving classified information to WikiLeaks, has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission for a U.S. Senate bid in Maryland.
According to an FEC statement of candidacy form dated Thursday, Manning filed to run as Democrat in the 2018 midterm elections, challenging incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland. The paperwork, according to the form, was hand-delivered to the U.S. Senate.
Manning was released from a Kansas military prison last year, after serving seven years of the 35-year sentence she was given. Former President Barack Obama granted her clemency shortly before leaving the presidency. Manning, originally from Oklahoma, moved to Maryland after her release.