|Born:||December 17, 1987 (age 31)|
Chelsea Manning was a 2018 Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate for Maryland, losing in the primary.
Manning was born on December 17, 1987, in Crescent, Oklahoma, as Bradley Manning. As an adult, Manning was granted the right to be legally recognized as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. After joining the Army, Manning was sent to Iraq in 2009, where she had access to classified information that she described as profoundly troubling. Manning gave much of this information to WikiLeaks and was later arrested. In 2013, Manning was found guilty of espionage and theft, but not guilty of aiding the enemy, and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. On January 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted Manning's remaining sentence, and she was released from prison on May 17, 2017.