Chelsea Manning confirmed Sunday that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary.
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 14, 2018
As The Anti Media reports, the 30-year-old Manning filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.
Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, came out as transgender after being sentenced to 35 years in prison.
President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency last year after she had served seven years.
Manning is running as a Democrat and will challenge two-term Sen. Ben Cardin in the primary.