Cleveland (WSYR-TV/ABC-TV) – The Secret Service’s code names for both the Republican Party’s vice-presidential candidate and his wife have been released.
The Secret Service code name for Paul Ryan is “Bowhunter,” while his wife Janna Ryan has been code named “Buttercup.” According to ABC News
, Buttercup is a reference to one of Ryan’s favorite movies, “The Princess Bride,” while Bowhunter refers to the Wisconsin congressman’s enthusiasm for hunting with a bow.
At the top of the ticket, Mitt Romney’s codename is Javelin.
Each family’s secret service code name begins with the same letter. Sarah Palin was Denali while her husband Todd was Driller. President Obama is Renegade, while Michelle Obama is Renaissance. Vice President Joe Biden is Celtic, while wife Jill is Capri.
ABC News cites GQ magazine
as the first to report the code name.