Patrick Hynes of Laconia said Friday he resigned his ownership interest in the New Hampshire Journal more than a month ago before filing a new political action committee called Independent Leadership for New Hampshire.
The PAC is designed to help Republican Scott Brown get elected to the U.S. Senate.
Hynes, a co-founder of the site in 2010, said he “resigned my shares to” fellow Journal owner Paul Young on April 28.
“At that time, I ceased to be an owner of New Hampshire Journal,” Hynes said in a statement.
He filed the PAC with the Federal Election Commission the following day, April 29.
“Because I am going to be involved in partisan political activity this election cycle, the New Hampshire Journal board of directors determined it would be best for all involved that I no longer have an ownership stake,” he said.
Hynes’ resignation as an owner means he also is no longer a member of the board of directors of the web site.
Journal News Editor John DiStaso said the web site is continuing its effort that has transformed New Hampshire Journal into a viable source for unbiased breaking political news and analysis, as well as for opinion from all sides of the political spectrum.