The New York Daily News previewed its Wednesday front-page cover on Tuesday night with commentary on the embattled Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama’s special election on Tuesday.
The cover featured a picture of Moore on horseback, taken earlier in the day when he made a picturesque journey to cast his ballot, with “SCREW YOU & HORSE YOU RODE IN ON” emblazoned across the cover in large print.
Bama bucks the perv! https://t.co/9ZaMFXw7aA
An early look at Wednesday's front… pic.twitter.com/HkiiBl4v0V
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 13, 2017
The bold headline was followed by the subhead that said “Teen-loving Moore loses in Alabama race in big blow to Trump,” a reference to the multiple allegations from women who said Moore made sexual advances toward them when they were in their teens – including one girl who said she was 14 at the time – and Moore was in his 30s and working for the district attorney’s office.
Moore reportedly also rode a horse to cast his vote in Alabama’s Republican primary in September.
Though votes were still being tallied late Tuesday night, Moore was determined to have lost the special election in the deeply conservative state, and the loss of the soon-to-be Democratic seat is considered to be a huge blow for right-wing operatives and President Donald Trump.