Secret Service code names through history

Posted: 6:33 AM EDT Sep 14, 2012   Updated: 1:39 PM EDT Aug 01, 2016

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.

Senator John McCain
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In 2008, Republican presidential nominee John McCain was called "Phoenix," a name he let the Secret Service choose for him. His wife, Cindy, went by "Parasol." The McCain children also got code names: Meghan McCain was "Peter Sellers," John Sidney McCain IV was "Popeye" and Bridget McCain was "Pebbles."


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