Governor Rick Snyder worked for just a dollar last year, but he did start to recoup some of the money he lent his campaign for governor.
End-of-the year campaign finance statements show seven payments to Governor Snyder from his campaign fund in 2011, totaling $825,000 dollars. It's still just a fraction of the $6 million dollars he spent from his personal fortune in the 2010 elections.
It's not unusual for politicians to spend their own money during a campaign only to pay themselves back after an election. But the numbers in this case are unusually large.
The campaign account got the money from fundraising events and individual contributions up to the legal limit of $3,400 dollars. The governor does not accept PAC donations.
The governor now has $534,000 dollars in his campaign account. He has indicated he plans to seek re-election in 2014.