What kind of candidate for the Senate would covet the endorsement of Roy Moore, a disgraced Republican who ignominiously failed to win his own Senate race in deep red Alabama amid reports that he acted inappropriately with teenage girls?
The kind of candidate who calls feminists "she-devils" and publicly says he expects his fiancee to have dinner ready for him every night at 6, that's who.
Courtland Sykes, one of several Republican candidates who hope to unseat Missouri's Democratic incumbent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, said Monday that he was "deeply honored" to receive Moore's endorsement.
"No man in public life today has shown greater courage in standing up again and again for our conservative causes than Judge Moore," Sykes tweeted along with a copy of Moore's letter of endorsement.
Moore's endorsement, which was dated Friday, said Sykes is "a man of impeccable character, courage, and Christian faith."
"If you are tired of special interest politicians and liberal news organizations who seek to control us with 'fake news,' then I ask for to you vote for Courtland Sykes," Moore wrote.
The Sykes campaign also shared Moore's endorsement in a fundraising email. The email said Moore "has absolutely no peer in public life."
Sykes, a former prosecutor, shared his controversial views on women's rights during an interview in September and he reposted the remarks on Facebook last month.
Sykes said radical feminists changed the definition of "modern womanhood" to "suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads."
He said he hopes his daughters have "their own intelligence" and degrees, as well as "home based enterprises" in "homes shared with good husbands."
"I don't want them to grow up into career-obsessed banshees who forego home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils who shriek from the tops of a thousand tall buildings," Sykes wrote.
In December, Moore lost the race to fill Alabama's open Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones in a stunning upset.
Moore's ultra-conservative views made him a controversial candidate even before reports surfaced that he had molested or pursued relationships with teenage girls in the 1970s when he was in his 30s and an assistant district attorney.
Sykes dismissed the reports, saying Moore "has been reviled — almost to biblical proportions — by fake news, false accusers, tainted justice and by twisted big money newspaper liberals" like billionaire investor George Soros and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Sykes referred to "the fake accusation plan" he believes liberals will continue to use to attack conservatives: "They will use hired 'victims' — women who take money, paid in cash or in fame to star in last-minute 'pop-up stories' written too late to defend. No matter the stories are invented. No matter the women are paid."