WAUSAU - In less than two weeks, Wisconsin voters will head to the polls to vote in the state's primary.
That's why former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is encouraging people to vote on August 9th.
He faces another democratic senate candidate Scott Harbach from Kenosha.
"I wouldn't say I'm nervous but I take nothing for granted," Feingold said at a Wausau event on Wednesday.
"You should never take an election for granted and that's why we're working very hard at traveling all over the state this week to help people take advantage of early voting and if not to make sure they get out to vote on August 9th."
If Feingold wins the election, he faces incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in November.
A recent Marquette University Law School poll shows Feingold leading. The link is posted below.
But Feingold said he doesn't want to get too hung up on the numbers.
"I don't want to get really serious about polling, that isn't the way that I've ever conducted myself," Feingold said. "What I do is go out to listen to people and find out directly not through polling what people are thinking and how they're feeling."
A third candidate named Phillip Anderson is also running for the same senate seat. He is a libertarian from Fitchburg.