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. IMO

    OMG – He looks like doogie howser MD....

    February 4, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Bill

    Yep. Makes the dems look bigoted with their :old white guys" comment

    February 4, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. Danielle

    As a young republican myself, I am glad there is someone that will represent the younger generation in this party.

    February 4, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. JAC

    The Huffington Post once again shows good judgement. Yum! Eye Candy! I just may watch CSPAN!

    February 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. demwit

    Who cares!?

    February 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. Sue

    I'm from his district and everyone around here says he's gay. I have no personal knowledge of this – but that's the word here in central Illinois.

    February 4, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. Sham Wow

    He looks like the "before" LL Cool J.

    February 4, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  8. Nick The Photographer

    Sorry girls, word on the street here in Central IL is, that he's just not that into your gender. Another Sen. Larry Craig if you get my gist. Well, maybe he'll pull a Ted Haggerd and pray the gay away.

    February 4, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  9. Ray O'Vac

    He's hot in a Doogie Houser kind of way

    February 4, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. Shocking

    A nonpartisan story receiving no comments...

    February 4, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. Cathy

    he must think he is O b a m a

    February 4, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. Blossum

    Let's have at 'em!

    February 4, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. Shocking

    Do we have a choice as to what do with Matt's body?

    February 4, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. Elle

    Schock's goal is nothing more than to be a career politician. Those of us in his district know that he is very partisan. We'll see if he gets re elected once the district lines are redrawn.

    February 4, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. Dayana

    Looks like he 'bats' for the other team .......... yeah that is right I said it! for the Republicans. ;op

    February 4, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. Margo - TEXAS

    This is stupid and it's not news.

    February 4, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  17. Mike Mundy, Houston, TX

    Oh Matt.... CAN IT, Bro! You liberals will save the wolves, but allow the destruction of human life in the womb!

    February 4, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  18. karen-Phoenix

    His hair will turn white in a year!

    February 4, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  19. Kevin PA

    Holy crap

    First the RNC elects a black chariman
    now the GOP lets young people into the fold ??!?!?!?!?
    wow lol

    February 4, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  20. Lola

    I am so sick of this Palin woman. She is SOOOOOO OVER!!
    Someone needs to tell her to please just go away.

    February 4, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  21. Dexter in Houston TX

    I thank God everyday for “shining a light on the true” Republican Party.

    1. Using Sarah Palin to trick the female voters.
    2. Electing the first African American RNC leader.
    3. Duping this kid Aaron Schook.

    What next a photo of Jesus Christ tattooed to their foreheads.
    Your methods are insulting to the American people.


    February 4, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  22. Bob in Pa

    What choices did the GOP ever take away from you ?
    You better look at who is truly behind these movements to restrict you.

    I consider myself an Independent, but in this day and age the
    GOP = More Freedom and More Personal Responsibility while the current leaders of the Democrats = Nanny State.

    February 4, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  23. Alan, Los Angeles, CA

    Yeah, well if you've ever read comments from readers of Huffington Post, you would know a lot of them are mindless.

    February 4, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  24. Attractive Words Matter

    I've watched for years while the Republicans have outmanuervered the Democrats in the "word game".

    On the surface the word "conservative" is more desirable than the word "liberal". DIg deeper and ask, what is it that conservatives want to conserve and the answer is less attractive. It's usually, the old ways, the old boys club, the segregated, barefoot and pregnant world.

    However the word "progressive" beats both "conservative" and "liberal". Democrats want PROGRESS. They are the Progressives. The GOP can't bastardize that.

    Let the republicans be the NeoCons ... kinda playsof the term NEO-NAZIs, right?

    February 4, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. Steve (the real one)

    A GOPer from Illinois?

    @ Matt,
    He would tell them to be responsible and stop using abortions as a method of birth control!

    February 4, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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