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PolitiFact announces partnership with New Hampshire's Concord Monitor

PolitiFact New Hampshire welcomes the Concord Monitor as its new partner in fact-checking Granite State politics and the 2016 presidential primary.

Editors and reporters at the Monitor will run the site, publishing fact-checks and rulings on statements made by New Hampshire lawmakers, state officials and advocacy groups.

Together, the Monitor and PolitiFact will fact-check presidential candidates campaigning in New Hampshire in the run-up to the 2016 presidential primary. Truth-O-Meter items will appear in the Monitor’s news pages and on its website.

Jonathan Van Fleet, a veteran journalist who most recently served as managing editor of the Telegraph of Nashua, has joined the Monitor as editor for politics and special projects. Van Fleet served as the PolitiFact New Hampshire editor while at the Telegraph and will carry over that role at the Monitor.

Van Fleet will lead the Monitor’s expanded coverage of elections, policy and state agencies. He also will guide the newsroom’s special projects reporting.

The Concord Monitor is a daily newspaper covering the state capital of Concord and other communities in central New Hampshire. It is part of the privately held Newspapers of New England.

PolitiFact, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer for national reporting for work fact-checking the 2008 presidential election, is a division of the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s largest newspaper.