JUNEAU - If Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski makes history and wins her write-in campaign, she'll owe husband Verne Martell a big thanks.
Murkowski spokesman John Tracy says the enduring image of her campaign - the rubbery blue wristbands, featuring a darkened oval and Murkowski's name - was Martell's idea.
The campaign produced 75,000 wristbands, which were intended to be a constant reminder of how to spell Murkowski's name and a sign of solidarity among supporters.
Murkowski is seeking to become the first U.S. Senate candidate to win a write-in campaign since 1954. She mounted the bid after losing the GOP primary to Joe Miller.
She's been winning around 89 percent of the write-in vote undisputedly as the hand-count of write-in ballots continues in her still-undecided race.