Former Texas Governor Rick Perry made his debut Monday night on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

The former Texas governor didn't get the highest score of the night, but was applauded for stepping out of his comfort zone with the Cha Cha.

Perry told the TV audience that he was doing the show in preparation for his daughter's wedding. Perry also wants to bring attention to veteran's issues.

Perry will return to "Dancing With the Stars" next Monday.

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