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Potential Schock Replacement Asked Whether He Will Repaint Office of Iniquity

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show
To paint or not to paint? Photo: Ben Terris/The Washington Post via Getty Images

After former Representative Aaron Schock’s resignation, there is a new question legislative candidates need to be prepared to answer — how will you decorate your office? While campaigning today, Darin LaHood, who’s running for Schock’s seat, was asked whether he plans to repaint his forebear’s now-infamous bright red office space at the Capitol. The Republican state senator in Illinois wouldn’t say. “That’ll be a good problem to solve if I’m fortunate enough to get elected, but I’ll worry about that if and when I’m elected.” Next week we assume he will be asked about his favorite Instagram filter for selfies. 

Asking Candidates What Color They’d Paint Office