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Chelsea Manning confirmed that she's running for Senate in Maryland via Twitter

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she will be running for a U.S. Senate seat.

The transgender former Army officer who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

The Washington Post reported Saturday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin. He has served two terms and is an overwhelming favorite to win.

The 30-year-old Manning listed a North Bethesda address in her FEC filing. She is running as a Democrat.

Known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest, the former Army intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. President Barack Obama granted clemency to Manning before leaving office.

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