Sudbury’s PC candidate Troy Crowder is throwing his support behind Patrick Brown for the Provincial Progressive Conservative race.

Crowder made the announcement on his Facebook page saying he’s supporting his friend and Brown has continually demonstrated commitment to the people of Ontario.

Crowder went onto say, Brown got knocked down and got back up and that fighting spirit is exactly what our province needs.

Crowder is not the only northern politician to support Brown, Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano says he is supporting Brown because of his focus on Northern Ontario.

One of the candidates, Caroline Mulroney kicked off a northern campaign in Sudbury on Monday, while Christine Elliot hopes for a leadership debate in the North.

The party will chose their new leader at the end of March.