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Democrats and politicians weigh in on Manning run for Senate

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Chelsea ManningChelsea Manning           FILE PHOTO  Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking a trove of classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010, has filed for candidacy as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate race in Maryland.

Manning filed paperwork on Jan. 11 at 3:02 p.m. under the committee name, “Chelsea Manning for U.S. Senate,” according to the Federal Election Commission. She will face two-term incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin in the June 26 primary election.

A controversial figure who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks, Manning was arrested in 2010 on numerous counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917. She served seven years of a 35-year sentence in a military prison before being granted clemency by then-President Barack Obama as one of the final acts of his presidency before the end of his term in January 2017.

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Van Hollen and Edwards spar in lively debate

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Donna-Edwards-Chris-Van-HollenCandidates Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen participated in a debate Monday night for Maryland Senate seat. COURTESY PHOTO

SILVER SPRING — Money was the root of the political evil as Rep. Chris Van Hollen (District 8) and Rep. Donna Edwards (District 6) faced off in a contentious Maryland Senate Democratic Primary debate Monday night at the Silver Spring Civics Center.

While Edwards and Van Hollen were in agreement on most issues at the debate, campaign finance and financial disclosures offered an opportunity for both candidates to strike one another’s record.

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