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

Liberal site's readers vote Republican 'Hottest Freshman'

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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. Laverne

    If he keep hanging out with the republicans, cute will go straight out the window..........

    February 4, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. Jeremy

    my wife and her nursing colleagues were swooning over him a few years ago when he spoke at a nursing convention in Springfield IL. I hear he's gay though... so don't get yer hopes up too high ladies.

    February 4, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. Dallas

    Never heard of him. Next.

    February 4, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. EJ

    daggone sex crazied liberals....we'll see what daddy Rush has to say about THIS!!!

    February 4, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  5. NYFN08

    Wish this young man the best in modernizing the old ideas of his party!

    February 4, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  6. Matt


    February 4, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. erik

    you democrats are hilarious. Matt...give me a break, get over yourself. Rob, you shallow shadow of a man. Baze, you are an idiot as well...age means little in the grand scheme of things; it is wisdom and experience. As far as experience goes we know the great messiah himself has experimented. With cocaine, weed, and who knows what else.

    February 4, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Terry

    Betty Anne Jones: 'too bad he is gay"

    Who do you think voted for him?

    February 4, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. Hilly

    Unfortunate choice of party. Calls into question his I.Q. etc.......

    February 4, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. Sean Chong

    ermmmmm, you know young guys are... inexperienced... I thought most GOP think that way? And blacks are..... GOP are definitely not creative. First, they elected the first black to be their leader (years behind Democrats), now they find a dude (man, many from Democrats already). And many begin to use facebook.... and I call facebook outdated. Man.... GOP has not idea what's the future all about!

    February 4, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  11. TT

    All a smoke screen>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    February 4, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  12. Amber

    Matt @ 1:58:

    From someone whose body he'd try to pass laws on, THANK YOU.

    February 4, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  13. 1/20/13

    I bet they surveyed 1,000 liberal males.........

    February 4, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. IlChick

    Well, it's always nice when something good comes out if Illinois. At least he's cuter than Blago.

    February 4, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. No Hillary = No Obama

    The dilution of people who are elected to safeguard the public interest and trust, to abide by the laws, to make the laws that the populace then has to follow is troubling. What would our forefathers think of the sexualization of leaders of the free world? Turning people like Obama into celebrities and celebrating them before they have contributed solidly to the public welfare is just plain stupid.

    February 4, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. Come again!

    No doubt he is hot. The real question is......is he as backward thinking, racist, intellectually void dunce like the other beauty queen.....caribou barbie!

    February 4, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. Ana

    Good for him....

    However, I am more impressed by how young he is.......this is our future.

    February 4, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. thomas

    That's great. His mom willbe so proud.
    Message to "the hottest freshman" and all his fellow lawmakers: analyze, prioritize, subsidize.

    February 4, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  19. petchia-FL

    Wait hes stealing the show for Mr. Steele. What's up with that! hahaha....that's what I think.

    February 4, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. Ken

    If he can read and has his teeth, without even speaking a word, he's already ahead of half of the [R] population.

    February 4, 2009 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  21. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    and Limbaugh and McCain tie for the hottest senior!

    February 4, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. TCM

    This guy's hope for America's youth. I know that terms like: Honor, honestly, responsibility, self-respect...are new to you liberal pukes, but you'll get used to it. If it's not controversial, damning to the nation, Anti-American, or down right disgusting and immoral...you fools disagree with it....

    February 4, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  23. Elisabeth H.

    A lot of good-looking politicians come from Illinois !

    February 4, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. barbara

    i can see barney wanting to become closer friends.

    February 4, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. Larry Houston Texas

    @ excusme.....You are down grading Ron Howard, when you
    called him "opie"........

    February 4, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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