There may be some kind of a secret ceremony involving water, but that's just a rumor.
Well, that route also applies to becoming KEY REPUBLICAN SENATOR.
Congratulations, Republican: You've won a statewide election, come to Washington, and been sworn in. Welcome to the U.S. Senate! But you want to be more than just any old legislator; you want to be important -- a powerbroker, a mover and shaker, a bigwig. In short, you want to be a Key Republican Senator.
To achieve your goal, you must first observe other Key Republican Senators. They're easy to spot, because our esteemed press corps conveniently labels them.
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