The video shows how presidential candidates (Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich) raised money state by state during 2011/2012.
The circle sizes indicate the amount of contribution per capita giving to the candidates by each state. The timelines show the overall money per capita raised by candidates during a particular time.
The data is based on the Sunlight Foundations APIs, based on Federal Election Commission data released on Feb. 2012.
(via Sunlight Foundation)