As “Dancing With the Stars” fans surely have heard by now, the former House majority leader will be a contestant on the ABC program’s Sept. 21 season première. Mr. DeLay left Congress after resigning as majority leader in 2005 when a Texas grand jury indicted him on campaign finance-related charges.
"The Hammer" dances
The politician formerly known as “the Hammer” for his political toughness appeared Tuesday on ABC’s "Good Morning America" to say he had dancing in his blood and “jumped at the chance” to join the cast. “I love dancing,” DeLay said. He sent a message to his Twitter followers noting that he was the oldest “contestant by 11 years. Have to go after that #AARP vote.”