“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.

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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.