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Top aide to Crist stepping down

Vivian Myrtetus, the communications director for Gov. Charlie Crist, is leaving the governor's office and will be replaced by press secretary Erin Isaac. Myrtetus, who also served as the main spokeswoman for Crist's campaign, is leaving to spend more time with her family. In mid-July she will go to work for CoreMessage, the public relations firm started by Cory Tilley, the communications director for former Gov. Jeb Bush. Her last day on the job is Friday.

This is the second top aide in the Crist administration to leave. Jim Rimes, the deputy chief of staff, left the governor's office to become executive director of the Republican Party of Florida.

Myrtetus was able to work hand in hand with Crist despite her allegiance to the University of Miami, the nemesis of Crist's alma mater, Florida State University.