Huffington Post's Hottest Freshman, 27-year-old Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, is profiled in the May issue of Details magazine. The piece covers his Doogie Howser-like smarts and his conservative voting record, but perhaps the most schock-ing (sorry) revelation is the congressman's claim that despite all the media attention he's been getting, he still can't get a date. Read the excerpt below or the full article here. The May issue hits newsstands next week.
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Schock is hoping his romantic prospects will improve too, once he settles in. He's the only one of his siblings not married with children, and is similarly an outlier among his friends. "I had a group of five or six guys, and we hung out and traveled--ski trips and stuff," he says. "They slowly got picked off--married, married, married." His pals try not to dog him about his love life. "I think he's got enough pressure as it is," says Shea Ledford, a concrete worker who's been Schock's good friend since high school. Indeed, there's been enough speculation about Schock's confirmed-bachelor status that, as far back as 2004, a Chicago newspaper asked him whether he was gay (his response: "No . . . I'm not."). But D.C. receptions and fund-raisers where the other attendees are, as Schock notes, "two and three times my age" hardly make for a ripe pickup scene. Neither do the baby-kissing events back in Illinois. "There's no line of young ladies at my door every morning," he says. "Maybe when they read my Details profile . . . "