February 4th, 2009
01:00 PM ET
3 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. Felonious Monk

    Will someone explain to me just how this is "newsworthy?"

    February 4, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. doug

    My gaydar is going off like mad with this guy!

    February 4, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. Sue

    What do you mean by Hottest? Good Looking? OK, but just because he is young and good looking doesn't mean a thing if he still thinks the same as the OLD GOP........

    February 4, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. mw

    Repugs really doing well in the "cute" category. Now we have this youngster AND Sarah Palin to look at. Just so I don't have to listen.

    February 4, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. MOBADTHANGOOD

    This is just wonderful. Another person running politics because some morons think he's cute.
    I guess if cute is what does it Jessica Fox or Jessica Biel should be President instead of Obama.

    February 4, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  6. kimthejournalist

    Don't worry, he'll become less desirable as he votes with his party to trample women's rights, wreck Obama's stimulus package, and promote silly projects like abstinence-only sex ed.

    February 4, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. @ NYC

    I'm sure Larry Craig is saying the same thing.

    February 4, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. William

    More hard-hitting reporting from CNN. Just a tip for you: NO ONE CARES.

    February 4, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. Mickie

    First let me say he hasn't done enough yet for me to make a judgment. However, I have to comment how CNN continually limits the number of negative comments that can be made about Sarah Palin. Notice that they have cut off the responses to anything about her in all the recent articles they have placed on the blog. Today they cut it off at 14. The other day they cut it off I believe at 9. However, when it is negative against a democrat, they let it go on for over 100. They must be trying to help groom Palin for her presidential run in 2012. CNN you are losing your credibility.

    February 4, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Abort

    Can Americans decide on what choice to make with Matt's body?

    February 4, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. oneinthemiddle

    why does this matter????

    February 4, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. Steve (the real one)

    Just to be clear,
    I am NOT talking about rape, incest victims or for the health of the mother. I am strickly talking about using abortions as a method of birth control.

    February 4, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. Steve

    Yes, they can make choices with their bodies, but they shouldn't expect tax payers to pay for their choices of what they do with their body. We should have a choice too in not funding someones practice of birth control.

    February 4, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. Rick in WA

    Matt – as opposed to the choices they make regarding their child's body?

    February 4, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. yellowdoggie

    I agree that he's cute. But wait until he starts messing around with hookers while putting up a self-righteous front. That's what Republicans do, isn't it?

    February 4, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. Mike Dallas

    A neo-con's parents on Huff?

    February 4, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  17. Pebbles-FL

    who cares, they suke at everything they do and stand for right now their only hope is to put their leader and mesiah Rush Limbaugh so they can survive at this rate.

    February 4, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  18. Jean

    Who the hell cares what HuffNut Post thinks?

    February 4, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  19. Lush Limprick the new RNC chairman.

    How could he lose?

    He is the only one not on Medicare.

    February 4, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  20. Jean

    The correct story is

    Ashley Judd takes on Palin.

    Can't you people get anything right?

    Now I know why you are called the Communist News Network.

    February 4, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  21. JIMCT

    And 8 Years from now, he'll be eligiable to run for President.

    February 4, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  22. Cathy

    Huffington Post readers must be idiots to vote for this mentally challenged political hack

    February 4, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  23. xcusme

    The GOP is throwing everything they got. First it's Palin, 2nd-Joe the plumber, 3rd-Limpbaug, 4th- RNC Chairman (who has no clue they are using him and we are not biting) and now Opie. Who's next. Its the old who's on first joke. The key word here is JOKE.

    February 4, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  24. Jean

    The correct story is Judd takes on Plain.

    Can't you people get anything right?

    Now I know why you are called the C o m m u n i s t News Network.

    February 4, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  25. andrea

    yuck!

    February 4, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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