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Packer president greets Wis. gov during speech

Associated Press - February 1, 2011 8:25 PM ET

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker gave the people of Wisconsin what they wanted to hear during his state of the state speech - a message from the president of their beloved Green Bay Packers.

Only a few minutes into his speech in the state Assembly chamber, Walker started praising the Super Bowl-bound Packers. The team's president, Mark Murphy, then appeared on a pair of video screens set up in front of lawmakers, direct from Texas, where the team is preparing for the big game.

Walker told Murphy the entire state is rooting for the Packers. Murphy responded by promising to win the title game.

When the link closed Walker turned back to the lawmakers, joking that the Packers can bring even Democrats and Republicans together.

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