Democrats appear unlikely to cross over in significant numbers to vote Republican in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate runoff election.

Still, switching parties to vote for either Jack Kingston or David Perdue could tempt Democrats hoping to choose a candidate considered more vulnerable to Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn in the fall election.

The crossover strategy has received intense national media scrutiny after Democrats, especially black voters, gave Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran a Mississippi runoff victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. McDaniel, who led Cochran in primary voting, is mounting a challenge of the runoff vote.

In another nationally visible election, Democratic switchovers played a role in the recent defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Former Georgia Congressman Ben Jones, who played “Cooter” in the “Dukes of Hazzard,” wrote an open letter urging Democrats to vote against Cantor.

Georgia political observers have seen little sign of organized campaigns to get Democrats to pick up a Republican ballot Tuesday.

“I haven’t heard of any effort, if so, it’s on a limited basis,” said University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock III. 

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