Chelsea Manning loses longshot bid in the Maryland Democratic Senate primary

Chelsea Manning was defeated on Tuesday in her race against longtime Sen. Ben Cardin in the Maryland primaries.

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Convicted leaker Chelsea Manning was solidly defeated on Tuesday in her race against longtime Sen. Ben Cardin in Maryland, primaries, ending a longshot bid that drew widespread media attention when it began in January.

Cardin, 74, triumphed over Manning and six other Democrats, although none was as high-profile as the Manning, the former army intelligence officer, the President, Trump has been described as “ungrateful traitors.”

A two-term incumbent and ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Cardin is expected to give priority to the solid blue state in November. His Republican opponent is yet to be determined.

For Manning, who was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of sensitive documents on WikiLeaks, a run for the Senate would have been all but unthinkable years ago.

But Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, served only seven years of a 35-year prison sentence after the former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence shortly before he left office.

After the results are announced Tuesday night have been claimed, Manning, a kind of victory to tell, has their “campaign platform, enhanced anti-authoritarian agenda.”

“Win or lose, our campaign is part of a growing political uproar,” Manning said in the statement. “Our power is real. Our movement is bigger than all the elections, and the political establishment ignored our voices at your own risk.”

thank you for all your donations and support ? each and every one of us has the power ? our movement is only getting started ✨?? #WeGotThis

Statement :

— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) June 27, 2018

Manning’s rhetoric was incendiary in the entire campaign. In January, Immigration and Customs Enforcement called “literally the new gestapo.” She has called for the abolition of the two ICE cream-and the presidency itself.


In the last weeks defeat though, Manning seemed resigned, tweeted: “we can’t expect any change due to the upcoming elections – the primaries being manipulated.” Their campaign was evident in the surveys, and relatively little money was raised.

In may, a photo on Manning’s Twitter account, the 30-year-old showed apparently an upper story window ledge stand on the edge. The photo was released to Manning’s Twitter account is doing late on Sunday with the words: “I’m sorry.”

It was sent shortly after a separate tweet that said: “I’m really not cut for this world — I have tried to adapt to this world out here, but I could — I could not make”, among others. The show that was chock-caused widespread alarm. A friend later on, Manning said it was OK and needed “some space.”

State officials previously had warned that a computer glitch could cause some problems for voters on Tuesday in Maryland — even though the public that all votes will be counted eventually calms.

The voters cast ballots in seven States on Tuesday, including South Carolina, New York, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Mississippi as well as Maryland. With the November elections a little more than four months away, more than half of the States have chosen their candidates, according to the day of the last votes are counted.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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