Monday, January 15, 2018

Chelsea Manning to take on Ben Cardin in Maryland U.S. Senate Democratic primary

North Bethesda resident
would be first
transgender member of
Congress

What should have been a sleepy stagger over the finish line for Senator Ben Cardin (D - Maryland) has turned into a battle royale with national implications overnight. The Maryland Democratic political machine and Republicans alike melted down upon hearing Red Maryland report that Chelsea Manning has entered the race. Manning, a North Bethesda resident, is best known for her role in providing damaging information about U.S. actions and operations during the Iraq War to Wikileaks in 2010. She was serving as an Army intelligence analyst deployed to Iraq at the time.
Incumbent U.S. Senator
Ben Cardin (D-Maryland)
Cardin has essentially ignored Manning's announcement so far. He will have plenty of money, and remains very popular among Democrats, despite having no notable legislative achievements. Manning is making a clear appeal to progressives, in a state where the Democratic party's progressive wing is growing restless with the throwback leadership of their establishment. At the same time, many in both parties consider her a traitor whose actions disqualify her from office.

Manning can capitalize on national attention and money. The victory of Danica Roem in Virginia last November showed just how much national money was out there for a minor state legislative race. Manning would be the first transgender U.S. Senator, if elected. That's a strong selling point, when 2018 is expected to be another Year of the Woman in politics.

A campaign video and fundraising page have been posted by Manning's campaign in the last 24 hours.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Dyer is looking for a job in the campaign? May I suggest Redwood for the announcement party assuming the pipe is fixed?

Anonymous said...

Dyer has his own campaign to run.

Anonymous said...

Not with those 40,000 zombies running around and voting for his opponent.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize he lived in North Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

And who would vote for a traitor?

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'll bite. What relevant experience does Mr/s. Manning have?

Anonymous said...

"battle royale with national implications"

Haha, really? Can we revisit this article after the primary so you can be trolled incessantly about this joke of a statement. She won't get more than 20% of the vote.

And comparing her to Danica Rhoem's race? It was the actual election against that hate-filled ass Marshall. No surprise there was national interest. There will be some here because it is Manning, but it will be all about her history and not about an actual political contest.

Robert Dyer said...

6:59: Electing the first transgender woman in Congress doesn't have national implications?

Anonymous said...

Nutty Cardin claims this is a Russian plot to get him out of the Senate.

I urge all GOP and Independent voters to switch registration to DEM for purposes of voting for Manning in the Primary.

Anonymous said...

my fingers smell like cheese. stinky tranny cheese!

Anonymous said...

When I heard this, I thought it was a joke. Really?!