February 4th, 2009
01:00 PM ET
9 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

    And how long until he's caught tapping his foot in an airport bathroom? Tick tock tick tock....

    February 4, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. James

    More garbage from the Huffington Post.

    February 4, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  3. Extreme gay democrat

    I would not mind doing him.i saw him on hardball once and saw that he was a flaming queen!!!

    February 4, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. D-MI

    Yeah... 27 going on bitter, mentally bankrupt obstructionist... great, break out the party hats.

    He looks like someone from a reality television show who lost and now hosts a show about celebrity shopping on MTV...

    February 4, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. Stephanie

    Since all we require in a president is a good smile, he should be up and running in, oh, three or four election cycles.

    February 4, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. kayla


    February 4, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. A Republican

    I only care about whether his background (taxes, etc.) reflects credibility. No more corruption in Washington, please, regardless of whether it is a "pretty face."

    February 4, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  8. renee from oakland

    well...he IS kinda HOT...lol.

    February 4, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. David L.

    He may be cute, i woulld date him but you know there must be something wrong with him since he became a Republican. Being a Republican is for older out of touch generations.

    Maybe he will transform the party so they won't be the party of science and family hating ignorants.

    February 4, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. mark

    What a joke, get down to business.

    February 4, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  11. Charlize

    I vote this post for "The Lamest Post of The Day". WHO CARES? The Huffington Post must desperately need visitors, to make such a ridiculous poll. Politicians in suits/dresses are all but hot. If you want hot, go to any beach in California, Florida or Mexico. That guy is not hot at all; he's just younger than 99% of his peers, but younger doesn't mean hot. LAME!

    February 4, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  12. J. S.

    Yes, we can be conservative, have intergity and be "hot" - Geinther should resign–

    February 4, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    I wonder if Republicans know that Schock is gay.

    February 4, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. Outspoken

    And yet another indication of the SIMPLE-MINDEDNESS and INTELLECTUAL IMMATURITY of the common LIBERAL. Let's face it, at least 85% of the women (and probably some men) who voted for Obama, did so because he has a six pack and a generally better-looking physique than McCain. (Who doesn't?) When are we going to grow up in this country and start voting like adults?

    February 4, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  15. Scott, Tucson

    And the liberal's hottie is Barney Frank.

    February 4, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. elsie

    This is important. NOT!

    February 4, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  17. Betty Anne Jones

    too bad he is gay

    February 4, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  18. rob

    being in the GOP he won't be hot for long

    February 4, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  19. Matt

    Yeah, they think he's cute now...but let's wait until he opens his mouth and starts telling them what choices to make with their bodies.

    February 4, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. NY republican

    To all the "seniors" out there – he looks like Dick Clark in this picture 🙂

    February 4, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  21. Shawna

    I'm from Peoria IL, and Aaron Schock is one of the few good things to come out of this town in the last 10+ years. Lets only hope that he keeps up the good work and keeps some honesty in politics. Yay for youth!

    February 4, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  22. JPM

    Oh for God's sake – why does everything have to be about partisan politics – the question was "vote for the hotest" – it didn't say "vote for the most intelligent!

    February 4, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  23. patHuntingtonNY

    please oh please tell me he's a Log Cabin Republican!

    February 4, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  24. DCdan

    Hot or not....he's not enough to save the GOP. At least he's under 30. Its time for the old good ol boys of the GOP to be put out to pasture. Tired of looking at those old wrinkly men.

    February 4, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  25. Proud Peorian

    Schock is from my district. I'm a Democrat, but voted for him because I believed his political schtick... And as a thank you, in one of his very first votes in the US House, he voted against a measure that would help women fight pay discrimination.

    Shame on you, Aaron. I'm a female voter who has a long memory...I won't vote for you again.

    February 4, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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