Wisconsin Gov. Walker: Bring back the NFL refs

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The National Football League lockout of the NFL Referees Association over a labor dispute has resulted in replacement referees at recent games, including Monday night's Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers game. A disputed call resulted in a win for Seattle, 14-12.

It seems in this case, Republican Gov. Walker — well known for taking action to limit the bargaining power of some unions — would like to see the two sides come to an agreement for the sake of the game.

This being an election year, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was quick to compare the referees to President Obama.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) also watched the controversial game ender, according to Mitt Romney's campaign. 

Former President Clinton was critical of the call as well.

“I would not have called that last play the way they did in that Seattle-Green Bay game last night,” Clinton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked if the Clinton Global Initiative could intervene in the NFL’s lockout of the full-time referees.

Republican National Committee political director Rick Wiley agreed.

And Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) joked that the replacement referees might also work for the Shelby County Election Commission, where recent ballot confusion resulted in the suspension of Shelby County Elections Administrator Richard Holden. Cohen represents much of Shelby County, Tenn., and used to work as a commissioner there himself.


—Jonathan Easley contributed.

Updated at 9:56 a.m.