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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama says he’s endorsing a longshot Missouri candidate who recently drew attention for a Facebook post that criticized feminists.

Moore, a Republican, lost the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones in December amid accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

The Kansas City Star reports Moore wrote a letter endorsing Courtland Sykes, a Republican seeking to defeat Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

Moore called Sykes a man of vision and principle who has impeccable character and Christian faith.

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In response, Sykes said it was an honor to be supported by one of America’s “most courageous and legendary conservative figures.”

In January, Sykes drew attention after posting that feminists are “she-devils” who redefined womanhood to “suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads.”

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com