Mac & Mac's Pick: "Representative Beefcake"

By WEEK Reporter

June 13, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM CDT

OLYMPIA, WA -- Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock has taken some ribbing about being in such good physical shape.

Those folks haven't met Washington State Represenative Mike Hope.

Or, as he's sometimes known: "Representative Beefcake" - and here's why. Shirtless, Oiled and Ripped!

Representative Mike Hope actually has three jobs: Washington State Legislator, Seattle Police Officer, and would-be actor.

The photo was taken for the last job.

Hope is featured in a soon-to-be-released low-budget film called 'Vampire Soul' - he plays a cop, which is not a stretch, but when you're starting out, you take what you can get.

Hope admits he takes some ribbing from other members of the Republican caucus. He says the photos offer the health message - that eating right and working out - gets results.

Hey, it worked out for another actor/politician from California.

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