Barrie MP Patrick Brown’s campaign to become the next provincial leader of the P-C’s got a small boost.

Brown has snapped up about 20 people who were key officials involved with Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli’s former leadership campaign.

Fedeli dropped out of the race last week and said he’s supporting rival Christine Elliott.

But some of his helpers didn’t follow along.

The third candidate left in the race is Monte McNaughton, an MPP who represents the Lambton area.