“He can’t dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count,” Cain’s executive assistant Lisa Reichert told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jim Galloway, likely a reference to Cain’s "999" tax plan.


According to USA Today, the show also extended an invitation to Minnesota congresswoman and former Republican candidate for president Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannKlobuchar urges CNN town hall audience: 'That's when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?' Michele Bachmann praises Trump: Americans will 'never see a more godly, biblical president' Will Biden lead a 'return to normalcy' in 2020? MORE.

She wouldn’t be the first political dancer on the show. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) participated in the contest and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol appeared in 2010.

The reality dancing competition is expected to make a full casting announcement in about two weeks.

Cain, who suspended his presidential campaign in early December, has since launched a bus tour and media campaign to promote his tax plan.

He endorsed Newt Gingrich for the GOP nomination late last month.

This story was updated at 12:30 p.m.