"Unfortunately, the Democrats have been preoccupied since November 2018 with overturning the results of the 2016 elections," said Mike McKenna, a strategist who advises Republicans on legislation. "Hate takes up a lot of mindshare and energy."
"I never expected this, and it turned into my career path and that's just the way it was," McKenna said in an interview during the Stanley Cup Final earlier this year. "To me, yeah, it was crazy. There has been a lot of stops along the way. But I just made so many friends, I've been in so many places and got to experience so much, I feel like I've had a pretty full life in the game with 15 organizations to go through."