Bachmann responds to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ rumors

U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, has responded to recent rumors suggesting that “Dancing with the Stars” has tapped her for the next season.

“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.,” said Bachmann. “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.”

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann

Bachmann said her time and attention remain committed to creating more private sector jobs, and higher paying jobs, in the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Elk River.

“Serious issues face our nation,” Bachmann said in a statement. “I’m continuing to push for cutting wasteful government spending, a successful conclusion to the decades-long St. Croix River Crossing Project in my district, and repealing the government takeover of health care.”