Chelsea E. Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, is seeking to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.
Manning would be challenging Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin, who is in his second term in the Senate and is up for reelection in November. Cardin is Maryland’s senior senator and is considered an overwhelming favorite to win a third term, reports The Washington Post.
Manning appears to be sound on civil forfeiture:
And is not exactly infatuated with the police presence in the U.S.:police and prosecutors steal more through "civil asset forfeiture" than all "property crime" combined— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 9, 2018
reminder: we live in a full blown domestic occupation 🚔👮♀️🚔👮♀️🚔🌎🌍🌏 🌈💕 #WeGotThis https://t.co/KgZk2BI213— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 9, 2018
Manning's other positions are not publicly known at the present time.fuck the police 🚫🔫👮♀️🚔 #DisarmThePolice 😁🌈💕 #WeGotThis #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/Ugo0XbkEVW— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 9, 2018
Chelsea Manning's First Senate Campaign Video