Some of the most negative and brutal ads that were aired in the run up to Saturday's Nevada Republican Caucuses were those paid for by an entity known as 'Restore Our Future.' The entity ran similar ads in Florida, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Iowa prior to their primaries.
Restore Our Future is known as a 'Super PAC' and is connected to GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
When the Supreme Court ruled last year that corporations can contribute funds to political campaigns through these committees, corporations have freely and legally used Super PACs to make large donations to candidates.
But it is illegal to mask a donation by making a contribution in the name of another person.