April 15th, 2009
06:50 PM ET
6 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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  1. Marianne R

    There's a 800 lb. gorilla in the room...he's another obstructionist member of the "party of nope"; no new ideas, just political partisanship. Makes him alot less attractive, doesn't it?

    April 15, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. John, Chicago

    First of all he won't be eligible to run for President until 2020 since he won't turn 35 until at least this day in 2017 also it's not like he has alot of competition regarding looks he is pretty average looking.

    April 15, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  3. voter

    Republicans and their gimmicks...

    April 15, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Doug, New Jersey

    WIth the way liberal Democrats are acting these days, check out UNC for example, I would suggest he hire his own PRIVATE security force. After what Obama's DHS said, they would like nothing more than to see this young congressman taken out. All you have to do is see how libs act and listen to what they say. Their own words and actions are what they are, yet libs here will still attack anyone who simply tells the truth.

    April 15, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. Karen - Missouri

    What a waste of taxpayer dollars...a Senator worried about his social life!
    He is another typical Republican more concerned with the media and people falling at his feet than doing an honest day's work...SOLVING THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS!

    April 15, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. Mattison

    Wow our society is shallow. I bet the readers of TMZ didnt give a rip about his voting record or what his political stances were either?

    April 15, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  7. Had It

    Young man – no decent lady wants ANYTHING to do with the right-wing these days. Smells too much like hate, divisiveness, and war on the middle class and poor.

    April 15, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  8. republicans hate america

    thats because no amount of good looks can cover retarded rush limbaugh party thinking

    April 15, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  9. Sheryl

    Who cares!!! He is there to do a job that's it!!!! Just another REPUB with no ideals THIS IS NOT NEWS!!!!

    April 15, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  10. Frank in Wilton Manors

    I wonder if he knows you can see Russia from Alaska.

    April 15, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. Joyce Becker

    Look for a nice young Democrat rather than an Republican, they are more fun on a date anyway.

    April 15, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  12. cjr

    He's a one term guy – and a republican – what else can I say!

    April 15, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. Expat American

    MarcPTD April 15th, 2009 4:42 pm ET
    Wait a minute! This is bound to enrage the liberals. Much as Sarah Palin (a conservative WOMAN!)
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    Frankly, I don't know enough about Schock to decide either way. All I see is that TMZ and the GOP are betting an awful lot on his youth and his looks...and ‘liberals’ were not enraged by Palin because she was a “WOMAN!”…just take a look at her slack jaw white trailer trash supporters for a glimpse why she was crushed. People opposed her because she was less intelligent than a potted plant.

    April 15, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  14. Marge

    Gee if he is the best hottie the GOP has it just shows the lengths they will go to to try to be something. He looks like the wimpest of wimps to me.....very feminine. Take it from an old woman who has seen em all. And I mean real men and real "hunks".

    April 15, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  15. Robin

    I think "pretty boy" picked the wrong party....the Republicans hate his kind.

    April 15, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  16. Simmy

    If he needs TMZ to make him desirable, he's strictly showbiz and not 'for the people'. Please stop it CNN....He's not that cute, and 'hot' is relative.

    President Obama is popular and loved for his character and persona. He didn't need TMZ or a PR firm to get him noticed. No one else will ever come close. He's a once in a lifetime phenomenon.

    April 15, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  17. Becky

    He's a Republican gimmick!

    April 15, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. Chi Town

    The liberal rag called the Huffington Post labled the guy.

    Yet half the people here are calling out Republicans... can you people read?

    April 15, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  19. A_Rod

    He's the Republican Obama...for better or worse!

    April 15, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  20. Susan

    Is the line of young women in the morning coming or going?

    April 15, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  21. Annoyed.

    Isn't this the same party that got angry about Obama spending time overseas because of the economic problems in America? Instead of hearing about a congressman's love life, maybe we can hear his ideas for fixing the economic problems. In future interviews, maybe that can be his focus.

    April 15, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  22. Jack in Florida

    He needs to be judged by his body of work (which is very small) not by his body..................................Let's keep our senses and monitor his work habits, views and policies.......not the TMZ website

    April 15, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  23. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    No women lined up at his door leaves only one group that is......ahem!

    Can you imagine this guy and Sarah Palin trying to share a mirror with all that ego going on?!?!?! I'd sell tix!!!

    April 15, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  24. Jamie

    What a schmock!!! The GOP is so uncreative. Now they are trying to sell male sex to get attention? Selling sex can only go so far especially from an outdated political party who ruined the lives of the American people with 2 wars and a recession.

    April 15, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  25. zivo24

    The only people reading "Details" magazine are gay guys and metrosexuals....so if the "hottie" republican is waiting for a bunch of women to line up outside his door he was talking to the wrong magazine.

    He may be cute at first glance, but the fact that he's a republican..who has proven that he's not above the politics of division that republicans love so much....drops his rating way down.

    April 15, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
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