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Martin Heinrich gets honorable mention in HuffPo’s ‘Hottest Freshmen’ contest
U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich is probably mortified by this, but we can’t resist. His handsome mug is breaking news! A couple of weeks ago, the Huffington Post held an online slideshow poll asking which congressional freshman was the spiciest. But when not one of New Mexico’s sexy first-termers was among the candidates, we asked, “What were you THINKING, HuffPo?”
Apparently, other sexy-Congress-watchers howled too, because today the site announced a special honorable mention for the Albuquerque Democrat.
When we nominated five congressmen for “Hottest Freshman” two weeks ago, some readers were shocked, appalled — and even claimed conspiracy — that New Mexico Congressman Martin Heinrich had not been included. … Because our nomination process was wholly unscientific, we did overlook Martin Heinrich. But we’ve since done a little research on him, and, yeah, he’s pretty cute. So please accept our apologies for the exclusion, and enjoy this tribute to Representative Martin Heinrich.
According to HuffPo voters, the hottest congressional freshman is Illinois Republican Aaron Schock (age 27!). In his acceptance blog posting, Schock wrote:
Thank you to the readers of the Huffington Post for voting me the “Hottest Freshman” of the 111th Congress. It’s about time politicians from Illinois were known for something other than bad haircuts or having the ability to walk on water. … [But I have serious accomplishments and goals, blah blah blah] … I appreciate this honor, but my real goal is to have a “hot” legislative record on behalf of the people I serve.
Hee hee! “Hot” legislative record. Cute and funny!
Bottom line: Schock is super, super adorable. Honestly, it’s hard to say if Heinrich could have beaten him if he had been included in the original contest. Here are two images of the congressmen, but feel free to spend the rest of your morning doing Google image searches on them both.