April 15th, 2009
06:50 PM ET
5 years ago

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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soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. JILL

    All the good-looking ones are.

    April 15, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Pam

    Then the people in his district can do without the stimulus money. Meanwhile, it's time to get the Dating Game out of Congress.

    April 15, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. LanaLee

    Pretty boy with no brains....typical Republican.

    April 15, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Romney2012

    Liberals keep chewing on this guy; sorry, he's got morals and had a proper up bringing...if and when he decides to discredit himself, he'll join the democratic party at that time.

    @ANNE – your fluff and buff comment is hilarious; all the stupid, shallow pandering for the camera Obama and his cronies do...and you want to say this is fluff? Typical liberal tunnelvision. At 27, Aaron Schock's got twice the competence and experience Obama has to run the show.....Oh, I forgot, he was never a 'community organizer..."

    April 15, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. obama/mama

    @ Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    That was funny

    April 15, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. leah

    Oh please...just a poster child for Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove.

    April 15, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. Mel

    You mean "rising star as he is completely and totally forgettable in every way". He is so average, it isn't even funny.

    April 15, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. Seth

    Eileen from Maine April 15th, 2009 4:06 pm ET

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

    Or one of those Democrat 'Barney Franks'

    April 15, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  9. RRR

    Well, I guess the Republicans need an equal amount of 'silly political news' time, just as the Democrats have had 100 articles written about Bo the White House Dog!

    So...'rising star' in the Republican party ONLY means...'hottie'?? And btw......this guy is anything but hot.
    As some in this blog say...I have YET to hear any quotes from this guy about politics lately! Did you get elected to help, or go to the social parties and look for girls?? Guess we will see when he runs for reelection!

    April 15, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  10. Karen-phoenix

    Become a democrat and you might have a chance!

    April 15, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Daryl from Seattle

    Hmmm...this guy is a threat to Democrats. Hopefully there's some good dirt under those finger nails because when he decides to marry and run for Prez, he's going to win.

    April 15, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  12. Millie (GSO)

    Living in Illinois for 43 years I can tell you that being the Rep from the Peoria Congressional District, is like being king of the idiots. If this is the future of the GOP, they should go back to Palin / Mc Cain. God save us all.

    April 15, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. green texan

    finally, a young hottie in the House...

    April 15, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. Anne

    Romney2012, I'm not a liberal. I'm intelligent, independent and a woman. Thus, I'd never vote Republican.

    April 15, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    What does this posterboy think he is? A sex symbol or something. HA

    April 15, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Aimee

    All the good-looking ones are!

    April 15, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. Shirley In California

    He's ugly. End of story.

    April 15, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  18. Josie

    This guy doesn't even date. . . enough said.

    April 15, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  19. hungry

    loool He's Like the Justin Timberlake of the GOP,

    Im hungry anyone tried the new KFC Grilled Chicken Yet?
    Heard its good! Please report back its more news worthy then Justin Here

    April 15, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  20. CAL

    Is this it? LMAO are you serious? This boy is wet behind the ears all you hear is he is a hotty, how is that going to help the people he represents? His head has already got big, I'm sure he will be very productive for his people LOL

    republicians are a JOKE!!!

    April 15, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "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.""

    Well, if that's not an endorsement from a political big shot I don't know what is. Anyone remember the Caroline Kennedy thing...everyone screaming and ranting about nepotism and giving people a career in politics based on family connections? Hmmmm? McCain's an opinionated twit jsut like mommy and daddy and her opinion really carries no more weight than the opinion of the guy who pumped your gas this morning, but the media will shove it up our collective bum like it's the suppository to end our societal constipation just because of who her daddy is. Disgusting.

    April 15, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  22. Dana

    Didn't they just pull the "Hottie" crap with bimbo Palin. Come on! What's next with the republican show!

    April 15, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  23. Sarie Pilan

    Cute; but not a hottie???

    April 15, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  24. joe

    His music taste are bland, boring, and predictable....

    April 15, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  25. obama/mama

    I almost forgot. Sarah Palin has daughters he can hook up with. I'm sure Sarah will make sure they are married quickly.

    April 15, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
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