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Chelsea Manning files for U.S. Senate run in Maryland

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(CNN) Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who spent several years in prison for leaking classified information, has filed to run as a Democratic candidate for Senate in Maryland.

Manning’s filing was received January 11, according to Federal Election Commission records. Manning did not immediately return CNN’s request for comment Saturday.

Manning is one of four Democratic candidates who have filed to run for Senate in Maryland. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, 74, has not yet announced he would seek a third term in the Senate. His campaign committee has nearly $2 million in cash on hand, according to the FEC.

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