JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – One of Missouri’s conservative candidates for the 2018 U.S. Senate race has picked up an endorsement over the weekend from another former U.S. Senate candidate.
On Friday, Republican Judge Roy Moore, the man who fell short in his 2017 special election bid to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate, has now endorsed Courtland Sykes in his bid to win the Republican nomination in the Show-Me State.
In a letter addressed to all Missourians, Moore writes that Sykes is a man of impeccable character, courage, and Christian faith. We need men like Courtland Sykes in the Senate of the United States, a leader who will not only say what is right, but also a leader who will do what is right!”
Sykes made national news earlier this year after re-posting an anti-feminist statement, saying he “don’t buy into radical feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood … They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads” and calling feminists “career-obsessed banshees.”
The 37-year-old Sykes has no previous elective experience but has continued garnering attention in the race with his statements and cinematic-style campaign videos.
Currently, Sykes is one of four Republicans vying for the nomination, facing the likes of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, Tony Monetti, and Austin Petersen. The candidate selected will challenge incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.
Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.