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The rise and fall of Aaron Schock, 'America's fittest congressman'

The rise and fall of Aaron Schock, 'America's fittest congressman'

In a Congress where making news for something other than policy can spell political doom, attention repeatedly veered toward Rep. Aaron Schock's chiseled torso. "Illinois Congressman Is Schockingly Hot," TMZ reported in 2009, following the boyish Schock's election to the House of Representatives as a Republican from a district including Peoria. When a poolside photo of a shirtless Schock emerged shortly after his election, TMZ was at it again: "The gentleman with the steel midsection from Illinois has the floor." But there was not much scandal to go along with this kind of extracurricular scrutiny--at least not back then--and in...

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