A senior Republican operative confirmed to POLITICO that Palin is staying at Trump’s hotel, and will be in the audience for the last showdown between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Palin’s attendance was first reported by NBC News. She joins an eclectic cast of characters ranging from a woman who is leveling new sexual assault allegations against former President Bill Clinton to the mother of one of the four Americans killed during the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and President Barack Obama’s estranged half-brother.
Palin endorsed Trump in Iowa prior to the state’s caucuses, but declined to attend her party’s national convention over the summer. Trump said Sen. John McCain’s former running mate was unable to go, because it was “a long ways away” from Alaska to Cleveland.