Aaron Schock is resigning from Congress. But there will be a lot more ‘Aaron Schocks’ in the future.

March 18, 2015 6:52 PM

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who didn't know of Schock's decision until it became public, put out a statement praising the Illinois Republican for "putting the best interests of his constituents and the House first." And that was about it. By Wednesday morning, the race to succeed him in the 18th Congressional District was already well underway, with state Sen. Darrin LaHood, the son of a former Illinois Republican congressman, already announcing a bid.

It was as though Schock had simply disappeared, an odd sort of vanishing given just how high a profile the Illinois millennial commanded during his very brief time in office. But Schock's rise is likely to be a blueprint for future ambitious pols -- although the way his career has ended, at least fo...

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