Secret Service code names through history

Published On: Sep 14 2012 03:33:14 AM PDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2016 10:39:40 AM PDT

Here are some of the not-so-secret code names White House seekers and those close to them have received over the years from the Secret Service.

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Current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan picked "Bowhunter" for his name during his time as Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012. Not coincidentally, Ryan is an archer who enjoys hunting deer by bow. Ryan's wife, Janna, went by "Buttercup."


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