February 4th, 2009
01:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Liberal site's readers vote Republican 'Hottest Freshman'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/04/art.schockrnc0204.gi.jpg caption="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. Matt

    All things considered, I think I would have been far more disturbed if it was reported they voted for Franken.

    February 4, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. JADIE

    He'll make a good rubber-stamper!

    February 4, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. Oh Please..

    This is is what the party has resorted to, trying to get people to vote Republican just because the candidate is good looking. Palin is a great example of how good looks should mean nothing.

    February 4, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. JADIE

    California has a Golden Boy and look what kind of a mess they're in. You get what you vote for. Watch out!

    February 4, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  5. Bruce

    He's just another Haggard!

    February 4, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  6. Olivia

    Another reason to vote Democratic!

    February 4, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  7. Kara

    No brains, but just as cute as he can be. Just another typical Republican! Morons!

    February 4, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  8. Shane

    Hopefully his good-looks will help stimulate our economy! What fools!

    February 4, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  9. Ellen Perkins

    Chee, democrats, you must be shocked to know it wasn't Pelosi.

    February 4, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  10. Jack Janski

    He looks a little light in the loafers. But hey, if he is conservative I can live with it.

    February 4, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. pizzafan

    he's a flippin' hottie. Send him my way

    February 4, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  12. Ken in Dallas

    Best of luck to Aaron Schock. He's still young enough to unlearn the Republican dogma, and he will, because he's there to watch the party self-destruct.

    If the Republican party has a future, it will be in the hands of young men like this.

    And yes, I'm a dirty Liberal.

    February 4, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  13. Lori

    I prefer President Obama.

    February 4, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  14. Levi

    Obama is ruining our country with excess spending and cabinet members that don't pay taxes, yet this is a news story? Great job CNN!

    February 4, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  15. Larry

    Since he's from Illinois he probably has a head start in being corrupt.

    February 4, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  16. Chryssa

    Yes, and good looks is all it takes to help lead the country.

    February 4, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  17. c.

    omg noooo he looks scary with those beedy eyes. And what's with that big forehead??
    Good looking? It is very relative.

    February 4, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  18. Jamara For Pres. Obama

    Regardless of your party, if you're hot, then you're hot.

    February 4, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  19. DEMwits

    The Huffington Post is a rag...if it were in print it wouldn't be worthy of toilet paper.

    The only thing worse is the No Body Cares (NBC) network...I like to listen in on Rachel Madcow and pontificate on how somebody so wretched and ugly could get a prime time spot on TV...

    February 4, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  20. Susan

    See? We don't think all Republican politicians are evil. Some of them make decent eye candy.

    February 4, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
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