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Bachmann not booked on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Feb. 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says she has no plans to compete on Season 14 of the TV competition series "Dancing with the Stars."

Rumors have been circulating the one-time Republican presidential candidate would follow in the footsteps of Bristol Palin and former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, past "DWTS" contenders with ties to the GOP.

"In full disclosure, I did win a polka-dancing competition when I was in the 10th grade at my alma mater, Anoka High School in Anoka, Minn.," Bachmann said in a statement issued to the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. "But, despite my 10th-grade polka success and my lifelong love of ballroom dancing, the recent rumors are false. I will not be joining 'Dancing with the Stars.'"

Next season's "DWTS" cast is to be announced Feb. 28 on ABC's "Good Morning America."

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