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The Human Rights Campaign Spent 25 Percent of 2009 at the White House

Eighty-eight visits in 365 days. That’s how many times members of the Human Rights Campaign stopped by Obama’s house last year, according to Michael Petrelis’ math (the logs are incomplete for December). That’s 12 visits for president Joe Solmonese, 10 for defender-in-chief Hilary Rosen, at least seven for policy strategist David Smith, three for legislative director Allison Herwitt, and even two for Judy Shepard. Of course, some of these visits may have been for official events rather than one-on-one meetings, and “White House visits” is the not same thing as “Barack Obama visits.” But for a full quarter of last year, HRC had representatives at 1600 Pennsylvania. So, yea for access?