Crystal Canney, who announced in November she would step down as U.S. Sen. Angus King's communications director, has joined the campaign of independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. She will direct communications for Cutler's campaign.
According to a press release from the Cutler campaign, Canney has separate plans to announce a new private venture in January with a business partner.
Before taking on the lead communications role for Angus King's successful U.S. Senate bid last year, Canney ran the Portland-based Canney Communications and had worked as a spokeswoman for former Gov. John Baldacci and as an assistant commissioner in that administration.
Canney will manage media relations, messaging, strategy and social media for the Cutler campaign.