Shana Black, Colorado Republican running for the state Legislature, once proposed “dissolving” the United States by exiling Democratic regions of the country. She also shared numerous conspiracy theories and told GOP delegates during her primary campaign that she was privileged to study under a notoriously racist libertarian scholar. Black, a retired family law attorney now running for House District 18 in Colorado Springs, claims Cato Institute founder Murray Rothbard as her intellectual mentor.
With the conclusion of the recent redistricting process, Republicans across Colorado are hoping to gain seats in newly competitive districts. House District 18, which covers western El Paso County, will see incumbent Rep. Marc Snyder (D-Manitou Springs) facing off against either attorney Shana Black or anti-masker Summer Groubert.