Primary threats have a tremendous potential to change Democratic lawmakers' stances, Chris Bowers writes after Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) changed his vote to support the stimulus package after a challenger threw his hat in the ring. Meanwhile, liberals were wrongly denied a primary election by local Democratic leaders who selected a candidate to replace Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandWhite House, Congress near deal to give 12 weeks paid parental leave to all federal workers Bloomberg on 2020 rivals blasting him for using his own money: 'They had a chance to go out and make a lot of money' Harris posts video asking baby if she'll run for president one day MORE (D-N.Y.) in the House, Bowers charges.