Now that Harry Rilling has secured the Democratic party's nomination for mayor, his next step is getting all sides of that party in his corner.
"I believe everybody wants the same result in November," he says.
Following an unprecedented primary with four candidates from the same party, Rilling says he is confident he can get his opponents, Vinny Mangiacopra, Matt Miklave and Andy Garfunkel to stand by him.
Rilling said he and his once-opponents plant to "sit down together and talk about the agenda for the party for the coming election."
"We all had the same idea, but from a different perspective," he says. "We want to share those ideas so we can put together the strongest message for this city."
Tuesday night Rilling's opponents were unsure how they would proceed. Mangiacopra only said he expected to have a dialogue with Riling. Garfunkel said he needed to make his own decision.
But Rilling says he has been assured they were supporting him.
"They told me they were [supporting me]. And I have no reason to think otherwise," he says.
Rilling says he expects to incorporate some of his opponents' policies into his own.
"We take a look at the best ideas, we choose the best from those and then we prioritize the things we feel are most important to do quickly," Rilling says. "I'd rather be criticized for moving too quickly than not moving quickly enough."
As far as what those ideas might be? Rilling says it is too premature to get into that.
"We have to have that discussion. We need to dig a little deeper into what their ideas are and how they look at it."
No matter how you slice it, Rilling says to beat Mayor Richard Moccia Nov. 5, the Democrats need to stick together.
"We have to have a unified party, we have to show solidarity," he says.