Former soldier Chelsea Manning to run for US senate

Last Updated: Jan 14 2018 15:30

MARYLAND- Chelsea Manning, who leaked classified military documents to WikiLeaks, has filed papers to run as Democrat for US Senate in Maryland.

Manning is a former US intelligence analyst and was sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking information to Wikileaks. Her sentence was commuted by Barak Obama during the final days of his presidency.

Manning will be challenging 74-year-old incumbent Senator Ben Cardin for the Democratic nomination.

Kristin Beck, a retired Navy SEAL who is transgender, has termed Manning's running for Senate as a publicity stunt.