April 15th, 2009
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Schock: 'There's no line of young ladies at my door'

Illinois Republican Aaron Schock sat down recently with Details magazine.
Illinois Republican Aaron Schock sat down recently with Details magazine.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock is hoping a recent magazine profile will help him in Washington's bustling social scene.

"'There's no line of young ladies at my door every morning,'" the 27-year-old congressman told Details in an interview for the magazine's May issue. But, "'[m]aybe when they read my Details profile . . .'" Schock added.

The young Republican has come from nowhere to become a rising star in the GOP in just a few months since becoming the youngest member of the 111th Congress.

Schock was voted "hottest freshman" by the readers of the liberal Huffington Post Web site. He was also showered with attention by President Obama, who was hoping to win the young congressman's vote for his $787 billion stimulus plan. (The freshman Republican hopped a ride on Air Force One with the commander-in-chief and attended a presidential town-hall-style event in Peoria, Illinois, but ultimately voted against the bill.)

And Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, recently showered praise on Schock, suggesting that the young conservative might be the future of the GOP and calling him a "congressman-turned-TMZ hottie."

Related: TMZ focuses on Schock

With all that attention, the spotlight was inevitably bound to turn to his personal life – a subject he discussed with Details. "He's the only one of his siblings not married with children, and is similarly an outlier among friends," the profile says. "'I had a group of fix or six guys, and we hung and traveled – ski trips and stuff,'" Shock told the magazine. "'They slowly got picked off – married, married, married.'"


There is apparently so much pressure on the young, successful congressman to settle down, that his longtime friends are trying not to add to it, according to the magazine.

While he settles into life in Washington, the bachelor is keeping himself busy with lots of time at the House gym. Schock told the magazine he also enjoys listening to music – "'everything from Keith Urban to Justin Timberlake to Rihanna.'"


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  1. Rob

    Maybe Meggie McCain will take time out from writing her picture book and trying to get face time on CNN to camp out at his door. She seems to have the hots for him (or at least pictures him as a good way to stay in the spotlight).

    April 15, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. Chi Town

    I like seeing new faces in Washington... seems like we always hear from the same people for 40 years.

    April 15, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. Eileen from Maine

    Hopefully he won't turn out to be one of those Republican 'toe-tappers'

    April 15, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. patNY

    busy at the House Gym while in DC? maybe you should spend less time at the gym and more time in your office figuring out a viable alternative to Obama's economic plans!

    April 15, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. obama/mama

    That's because you're with the wrong party clown. Hop on over. lol.

    April 15, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  6. nick

    It does seem as if Mr. Schock is a nice young man with a bright future. Don´t ruin it for him by putting, " a rising star in the Republican Party" label on him. And, definately keep Rush, Hannity, and Gingrich away from him. They are career busters.

    April 15, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. Anne

    This is what Republican politics in the US has become–fluff and buff. First they gave us the Newt, then the Hammer, then Boy George & Darth, then Caribou Barby, and now the TMZ hottie. What a farce!

    April 15, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  8. LisaB

    I would date a republican...they have all the money!

    April 15, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  9. Tom Dawson, Pacific Palisades, California

    Maybe he should change his political party...

    April 15, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  10. Karen- PROUD OF MY PRESIDENT

    Give me a freakin break.. Is this what the GOP has resulted into? Gosh! They had better try holding onto their seats in Congress in 2010. I wanted them ALL gone so we can move this country forward. This is NOT news and NO thanks for sharing!

    April 15, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  11. Rob in Detroit Mi.

    Let me guess this joker will be running for president in 2016.?

    April 15, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    There may be no line of women at his door, but I would keep an eye on the pages!

    April 15, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  13. Rickymo

    How can someone so handsome be so stupid.

    April 15, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  14. P. Y.

    @ Brian G, Sugar Land Texas.
    Too funny ! You got me on that one.

    This young man is still too young to run for President in 2012.

    April 15, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  15. Big Ed

    Andhis love-life is doing what to help our country get back on track?

    April 15, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  16. Jo

    Maybe if he would pay attention to what is constituents cared about and come out of his ivory tower he might find someone who would date him. But who wants to be seen with a person who has no mind of his own and follows orders of the heirarchy of his party. No wolf there, just a pathetic sheep.

    April 15, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  17. The Broker.

    Negative. Positive. Is still a circuit. You just have to add more; "Flux"..

    April 15, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. Rob

    Uh Mr. Schock, ... Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake, & Rihanna is NOT music. Writing songs, playing instruments, singing your songs IS MUSIC. Reading/Singing lyrics over beats programmed by Japanese geeks is NOT MUSIC.

    April 15, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. HAWK, TEXAS

    Typical republican, take all the freebies that the president offered , then vote against the stimulus bill with all the other republicans. reminds me of a dog i once had, tried to bite any one feeding him.

    April 15, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. Agnes

    At what point will the criteria for our leaders be intelligence instead of sex appeal. America is a disgrace.

    April 15, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  21. KLK

    @ Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    There may be no line of women at his door, but I would keep an eye on the pages!
    ___________________________________________________

    Good one!!!

    April 15, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  22. Qui-Tam Relator

    Hey young man keep it in your pants and get to work we / you don't have the time to be chasing women at the taxpayers expense and time if your working for us keep your nose to the grind stone buddy !

    April 15, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    this meat-head should be hard at work for his constituents rather than showing off his biceps to TMZ and getting the hoyts for bleahed-hair cougar Ann Coluter!!!!

    he is definitely in the league of Eric "Britney Spears" Cantor!!!

    April 15, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  24. bill

    He should be careful-my dad said never to dicuss sex with a republican- cause they'll give it a bad name

    April 15, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. dave

    "While he settles into life in Washington, the bachelor is keeping himself busy with lots of time at the House gym. Schock told the magazine he also enjoys listening to music – "'everything from Keith Urban to Justin Timberlake to Rihanna.'""

    how about spending some time representing your constituents

    April 15, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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