Raw Story reports:
Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri Courtland Sykes blasted “women’s rights” this week. In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Sykes said that he had been asked if he “supports women’s rights.” “I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. “One that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives.”
The candidate said that he hoped his daughters do not grow up to be “career obsessed banshees who forgo home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils who shriek from the top of a thousand tall buildings they are [SIC] think they could have leaped in a single bound — had men not been ‘suppressing them.’ It’s just nuts.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in October:
He stared into the camera with squinted eyes and a puffed-out chest. He did not smile. He wore a collared shirt with no tie, his thick brown hair tossed to the side. His head shot was attached to a press release, which popped into reporters’ inboxes last Tuesday. The man’s name: Courtland Sykes. His mission: U.S. Senate, 2018.
Modeling his campaign after Make-America-Great-Again-style populism, the Republican Sykes last week made a surprise leap into the race to unseat U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. The Navy veteran and Harvard graduate is marketing himself as a “political outsider” in support of President Donald Trump’s “America first” agenda.
So far, it is hard to determine whether Sykes’ campaign has traction. He has relied on social media, interviews with journalists and a two-minute campaign video to spread his message. Several Missouri Republican leaders say they know nothing about the Arkansas native.
He has been a permanent resident of Missouri for less than a year. In an interview, he refused to talk about his business, a defense consulting firm. To illustrate his Missouri ties, he said his family vacationed in the Ozarks growing up — but he wouldn’t say where.