Chelsea Manning files to run for Senate in Maryland

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.