February 4th, 2009
01:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Liberal site's readers vote Republican 'Hottest Freshman'

Republican Rep. Aaron Schock won a Huffington Post readers' poll to determine the hottest freshman Congress.
Republican Rep. Aaron Schock won a Huffington Post readers' poll to determine the hottest freshman Congress.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Who says bipartisanship is dead?

Readers of the liberal Web site the Huffington Post have crossed ideological lines and voted Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock the “Hottest Freshman” in the 111th Congress.

At age 27, Schock also has the distinction of being the youngest member of Congress.

Although nearly 10,000 votes were cast in the site’s poll, Schock suggested that he might have gotten some help from some participants who weren’t exactly unbiased. “It’s flattering,” the congressman said in a statement Wednesday. “Apparently my friends and family have a lot of time on their hands.”

Schock hails from Peoria, Illinois and represents the state’s 18th District in the House of Representatives.

Related: TIME.com: The First Gen Y Congressman


Filed under: Aaron Schock • Congress
soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. Baze

    Thank God! The G.O.P letting youth be served HALLELEUH, and welcome to the 21st century!!!!

    February 4, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Kate

    I'm a registered Democrat and I would definitely hit that. You don't have to ask me twice.

    February 4, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. Chuck

    Hottest and competent are two very different things. Palin was hot but had the brain of a gnat. I hope Schock isn't in the looney bin with the rest of the right wing nutjobs.

    February 4, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. Kim

    See, us libs aren't always partisan:)

    February 4, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  5. EC

    Wow... give me a break.

    February 4, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  6. EC

    Hottest what? Are you kidding me.... it's no wonder nothing gets done in Washington.

    February 4, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  7. ellington

    Who gives uh!

    February 4, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  8. pencils for sale

    But you wont hear the zealots on the right calling him the antichrist will we?

    February 4, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  9. obama-mama

    Stay away from Rush, Hannity, McCain, Palin, Steele, too many to name, and you'll be ok.

    February 4, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  10. shoegazer

    For a piece like this,his name should be pronounced"Schlock"...

    February 4, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  11. Joe in NJ

    The fact that the Huffington post has a poll like this proves how irrelevant it is.

    February 4, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  12. Jon in CA

    What?? Someone more handsome and popular than the messiah??

    SHOCK!

    Not to worry – some Hollywood idiots will be crawling out to attack the poor guy. We can't have republicans getting ANY favorable news. It violates the new rules of "ethical journalism".... as the ONLY ethical statements from journalists extoll the virtues of Obama.

    February 4, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. Scott the Independent

    The vote has little to do with his positions or skill but with the voters libido.

    February 4, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. carlo

    I'm kind of liberal, more centrist, and I know the poll of which you're speaking. If he's cute, he's cute, even if he's Republican. Still wouldn't vote for him, though.

    February 4, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. ED FL

    If he is that hot I hope he abscounds with Pelosi . Then we can get Reid to go looking for Pelosi and hopefully. Reid ,Pelosi and Mr wonderful will go off to Alice in wonderland and never return to the great Washington Area and the house of rep's and the Senate will elect some people with integrity and concern for the American people who give them a terrific Lifestyle.

    February 4, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. Sammy

    Wow, another up and comer form Illinois. Who knew?

    February 4, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. FreeNLovIt

    I do not have any respect for him. He failed to understand that it was his party that left us with 5 trillion dollars in debt, simply because they gave W a blank check, until he acknowledges this fact, I'll listen to him.

    February 4, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. Linda32

    I wouldn't vote for him for office but he is a cutie!

    February 4, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. Ms. Johnson, Pearland,Texas

    Rep. Schock is a very handsome man, but as the story goes a snake is still a snake.

    February 4, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    "If ya want my body, 'n ya think I'm sexy,
    Come on honey let me know..." R. Stewart

    February 4, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  21. AB Miller

    Lisa, dearie, the goal isn't to protect human adolescents or domestic pets running in the woods from the Big Bad Wolf, it's to protect moose and caribou herds so that their numbers can be sustained. Newsflash: Not every dead animal ends up on a plate at a swank cafe. Are feel-good theoretical liberals like you really this stupid on purpose or is it just a genetic defect? Talk about living in pure fantasy land. Get off your disgusting and laughable psuedo-intellectual soapbox and stop lecturing Westerners on land-use and wildlife management policies and practices...things you know absolutely NOTHING about. Go get some sushi and herbal tea and calm down.

    February 4, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  22. Mary

    Giddeup!

    February 4, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  23. Eric

    Please correct the typo in this headline. I really wonder whether anyone edits these ticker posts...

    And in case somehow it isn't obvious to whoever reads this, an apostrophe does not belong after "readers"! It's just plural– nothing possessive about it!

    February 4, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  24. Gracie

    Wow... a Republican Beauty Pageant, what's next the swimsuit contest? Whatever.

    February 4, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  25. simp

    I'm a democrat, but putting someone in the GOP who is under 70 is a great thing. They need some new fresh ideas smart ideas, not sarah palins dumb ideas or the existing GOP ideas

    February 4, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7