28 Jun '18, 6pm

Chelsea Manning loses Maryland Democratic primary in a landslide.

Democratic Senator Ben Cardin took the Maryland primary this week with more than 80 percent of the party’s votes, winning in a landslide over challenger and convicted leaker Chelsea Manning. The 30-year-old internationally known transgender former soldier announced her bid for the U.S. Senate back in January. But her candidacy failed to resonate with many voters in a blue state that’s home to federal employees and defense contractors. Her platform included closing prisons, freeing inmates and eliminating national borders. Manning’s most successful district was Prince George’s County, where she took 6,453 votes — to Cardin’s 99,725. Ever the controversial figure, the person formerly known as Bradley Manning was arrested in 2010 and convicted of espionage, for which she spent more than six years behind bars before being granted clemency by former President Barack Obama. Sinc...

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