Trump's been surprisingly frugal with his own cash in the campaign so far

The New York developer has rejected paid television advertising as unnecessary, and he has resisted investing in efforts to secure ballot access, which can be expensive in some states, according to people familiar with his campaign. He also is rejecting appeals from his staff to appear at more in-person events, the people said, building his campaign instead on his ubiquitous cable-TV appearances…

After this article was published online Tuesday evening, Mr. Trump telephoned to dispute the characterization of his campaign. The article is based on “two guys who got fired,” he said…

The billionaire’s control over his campaign extends to the smallest details, according to interviews with more than half-a-dozen current and former supporters of Mr. Trump’s bid. Each week, he requires a budget for the next week from campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who has groused to others about Mr. Trump’s attempts to spend less money, said several people who have spoken with Mr. Lewandowski…

The Republican presidential front-runner has bragged from the stump that he doesn’t employ pollsters. He also resisted a push by Roger Stone, who left the campaign on Saturday, to buy paid TV time and bankroll a program to ensure that Mr. Trump’s name appears on primary ballots in states where doing so involves a substantial investment, people familiar with the matter said.