Texas Governor Rick Perry is getting ready to announce his future political plans.
Perry is inviting his closest friends and supporters to an event next Monday in San Antonio. There he's expected to reveal whether he'll seek an unprecedented fourth term for governor. The announcement comes as Perry finds himself at the center of a combative legislative fight over abortion rights in Texas.
An e-mail about the event said Perry "will be making an announcement around mid-day in San Antonio concerning his exciting future plans."
Most Texas political insiders don't expect Perry to run again, but they said he might be considering another presidential run after his failed attempt in 2012.
Perry has been in office in Texas since 2000.