TORONTO -- Another candidate is entering Ontario's Progressive Conservative leadership race.

Ottawa-area MPP Lisa MacLeod has announced that she will officially launch her campaign to succeed Tim Hudak on Oct. 19.

MacLeod has been considered a possible contender ever since Hudak resigned in the wake of his party`s crushing defeat in the June provincial election.

Caucus mates Christine Elliott, Vic Fedeli, Monte McNaughton and Conservative MP Patrick Brown have already announced they're running for the leadership.

The vote will be held May 3 and 7 and the results are to be released May 9.