Paul Ryan chooses Secret Service code name

Paul Ryan chooses Secret Service code name

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WESTLAKE, OH - SEPTEMBER 4: Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to supporters at Westlake Recreation Center on September 4, 2012 in Westlake, Ohio. Ryan continues his campaign swing with an event later today in Iowa. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 5 at 7:50 AM

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has chosen a Secret Service code name.

GQ Magazine reports Ryan chose the name "Bowhunter" because hunting is a favorite hobby.

His wife, Janna, chose the code name "Buttercup," reportedly because that is Ryan's nickname for her.

Mitt Romney's secret service code name is "Javelin."

President Obama is known as "Renegade" and the First Lady's is "Renaissance."

If you're interested in more code names, here's a list from Wikipedia.

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