The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has hired Matt Canter to become its new communications director beginning on March 14.
Canter comes to the DSCC from the office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), where he has served as communications director. Before that, Canter served as communications director to former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (D) and on Sen. Jeff Merkley's (D-Ore.) campaign.
"Matt Canter knows how to win tough races. He is one of the best communication professionals in the field and he joins our team at a time where we have strong pick-up opportunities across the country," said DSCC executive director Guy Cecil.
"Senator Murray has laid out a smart, aggressive strategy for preserving Democratic seats and electing new Democratic Senators in states across the country. I am extremely excited to join her team and go to the mat helping Democratic Senators and new candidates in states across the country," Canter said.
Canter is replacing Eric Schultz, who served as communications director for the DSCC during the 2010 cycle.