When former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her endorsement of current Republican front runner Donald Trump in January, she left many shocked at her decision. Since that time, Palin has been in the headlines for controversial statements and actions she has made on the campaign trail.

Palin on the trail

Over the weekend, Palin stumped for Trump during a rally in Wisconsin, just days before the state's primary election scheduled for this Tuesday. During the speech, many in attendance and around the country watching via live stream noticed that Palin seemed a bit off, as the failed 2008 vice presidential candidate claimed that illegal immigrants from Mexico were crossing the border to receive "gift baskets with soccer balls." On a Facebook post on April 3, Palin took to Twitter in an attempt to energize Trump supporters, and did so posing with a picture of a slaughtered boar.

"Hardworking Wisconsinites deserve much better than a repeat of the establishment's agenda that led to losing this great state to Obama in 2012," Palin wrote, warning that failing to vote for Trump would "assure a Hillary victory" in November. After running down a list of the billionaire real estate mogul's accomplishments, Palin instructed voters to "Vote for Donald Trump on Tuesday to make America great again." Palin then said she was looking forward to seeing voters at a local Wisconsin gun range, before posting a picture of herself in camouflage hunting gear, while standing beside a dead boar.

Since going public with her support of Trump, the Palin family has had to deal with ongoing personal problems.

Palin's son, Track, was recently arrested and charged with domestic violence against a female. In addition, Palin's daughter, Bristol, lost two custody battles and was forced into two separate joint custody agreements with her ex-fiances.

Primary status

Even with Palin's questionable actions, Trump is still the front runner in the GOP primary race.

With 736 delegates to his name, Trump is on pace to securing the 1,237 delegates needed to become the party's nominee. If Trump fails to gain the required number of delegates, a brokered convention is expected.

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