US Rep. LaHood says voters have moved from Schock scandal

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood of Illinois says constituents have “turned the page” since he was elected to replace former Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned amid questions over his spending. LaHood, a 47-year-old Republican, took Schock’s House seat after a special election in September. The Chicago Tribune reports LaHood hasn’t missed any roll call votes the House has taken, including his vote against a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.Schock resigned in March and had faced criticism of his global travels and decorating of his Capitol Hill office in the style of the TV show “Downton Abbey.” The office is now LaHood’s and has been repainted beige and decorated with college pennants. LaHood says Schock’s downfall reinforced the need to have people who “aren’t afraid to tell you no.”