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.'"
Well i'm from illinois, know nothing about him, he has 8 years before he is able to run for president, is he a rising star? could be, but as far as stances, issues, things of that matter, it's easier to know Palin than Shock. He could have potential no doubt, but until he makes a plan, a goal, and lays down a belief set, he's just a republican pretty boy.
He is hot.
But he is also dumb for being a Rushpublican.
@ Carol April 15th, 2009 4:55 pm ET
omg, get off the guy's case. He is a 27 year old just getting started. It's refreshing. just because he is Republican doesn't make him bad.
Yes. It does.
Maybe the women are not lining up outside his open door, is because most women loathe Repubthugs
Hey the guy is handsome, even if he is a Repub....lol.
Interesting....the only time Liberal media likes Conservatives is when they can objectify them sexually.
Everyone without extensive media exposure is a rising star in the Republican party. Just ask Palin and Jindal.
As for ladies not lining up at his door.....ummm yea you're know as a conservative Republican. Most women in the 20's age bracket don't want creepy old white guys telling them what to do with their body.
He is surely nice on the eyes.. Reminds me of my son who is the same age...Wasn't Joe Biden that age when he started and look where that has gone? I think it's great to see something refreshing come from that party instead of all the hatred....So we will see.
hahaha, would you rather he voted yes because Obama gave him the perks?
That sounds like bribery... Yay stupid libs!
Oh, well if Meghan McCain vouches for him, that should be good enough for the rest of us....NOT.
This is a stupid story and Meaghan McCain has done nothing to merit attention and certainly she has done nothing to make anyone thing her judgement is of any importance.
God help this country. We're turning into nincompoops dazzled by celebrities, pretty faces and totally into yelling at each other. Who are these people who read Us and People, idolize Obama and love to read anything regarding Sarah Palin and Meaghan McCain?
What exactly makes him a rising "star"? His looks?
What has he done to be worthy of rising through the ranks of the Republican Party? The article never even mentioned it.
I think women are more apt to vote on looks than men,what says everyone else?
Hey people – lighten up! I'm as big an Obama supporter as there is, but this little bit bit of light-hearted fluff is refreshing. Besides, it's wonderful to see the GOP trotting out someone who isn't 110 years old, and wearing a really bad hairpiece (remember Trent Lott?). This youngster might have some good ideas. I remember a few years ago, the same things were being said about the man who is now the President of the United States. We'll see...
No ladies, nope, none of those...:-)
I think it's kind of rude to reduce this man to a "hot" politician. He's earned his place in DC and should be taken seriously.
I'm a Democrat, but I think we need to be careful with the TMZ type attitude with our Congressmen.
This truely shows how desperate the GOP is,,,.. hahahahahahaha
President Obama is far better looking than this putz.
Besides, that so called hotness disintegrates into thin air because he is a Rushpublican.
let's ignore your mind and focus on your body – just like we do to women.
:slowly got picked off" – what woman in her right mind who be interested in this arrogant jerk?
If being a "Hottie" were the requirement to high political office, Abraham Lincoln would have gotten nowhere. This is a sick society that will doom itself pretty quickly with this type of nonsense.