Donald Trump's campaign has proven unconventional at almost every turn. That extends to its spending.
Trump's campaign committee reported $18.5 million in disbursements in July, up from $7.8 million in June, according to a Federal Election Commission report released Saturday. That compares with the roughly $38.2 million spent by his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and falls well short of what recent nominees have spent.
The billionaire developer, who has put about $50 million into his own campaign, has run a remarkably cheap operation, even in the general election. Trump has relied on intense news coverage and social media to push his message throughout his campaign, largely shunning traditional advertising channels and some methods of voter outreach.