Secret Service code names through history

POSTED: 6:33 AM Sep 14 2012   UPDATED: 11:49 AM Jul 28 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.

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When 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum had Secret Service protection, he picked the name "Petrus," which he said was a nod to his grandfather, Pietro. (Both translate as Peter.)


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