Chelsea Manning’s run for senate in Maryland was bizarre. The ads for the campaign advocated opening the borders, closing all jails and basic anarchy. Now the people of Maryland have spoken. They want no part of it.
Chelsea Manning loses U.S. senate primary in landslide
Convicted leaker Chelsea Manning was soundly defeated in the Democratic primary for the Maryland Senate seat.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Ben Cardin received 450,890 votes – just over 80 percent of those cast – compared to Manning’s 32,201, or 5.7 percent. Cardin faces Republican Tony Campbell in the November general election. Campbell won a close GOP primary, receiving 29 percent of the vote, or 49,428 votes.
Manning, 30, entered the race in January in a bid to become the first transgender member of Congress. Then known as Bradley Manning, the former military analyst was convicted in 2013 of supplying thousands of documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. She was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison, serving seven years before President Barack Obama commuted the remainder…
In May, Manning drew attention after she complained the primaries were “rigged” and that people were “not interested in voting, or elections or civil discourse anymore.” She then tweeted a photo of her apparently standing on an upper-story window ledge.
It sounds like Manning has bigger challenges to deal with than trying to run for senate.