Wendy Davis preparing to run for governor of Texas for some reason

In an e-mail sent to her supporters Wednesday morning, Davis — who garnered national attention this summer for fighting a sweeping antiabortion bill in her state — wrote she will be “answering the question” of what’s next for her career on Oct. 3. But before making her formal announcement, she posed a question of her own: “Do you have any friends or family who would like to be among the first to know?

“Share this on Facebook and tweet it to your followers to let your friends know how they can sign up to receive the news early,” the missive continues. “I truly appreciate all the work that you — my grassroots team — have done for me thus far. And I’m excited about what we can do together in the future. Thank you for all of your support — and thanks for spreading the word!”

Davis had initially planned to announce whether she would run for governor this month, but delayed making a decision to focus on her father, who was hospitalized last month after having abdominal surgery.