Drivin’ With The Boss

A New Jersey senator hopes to use Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run for charity.

If State Sen. Raymond Lesniak’s bill is approved, it will create “Born to Run” specialty license plate tags available to Garden State drivers.

The tags would cost $50 plus an annual $10 contribution. Proceeds would go to the Community Food Bank, a charity that Springsteen supports.

Lesniak said The Boss’ album exemplifies the New Jersey attitude.

“We’re on the move. We go away. We come back. Look at Springsteen. He’s been around the world several times. He could live anywhere, but he still comes back to live in New Jersey,” the senator said, adding that he has been to more than 50 Springsteen concerts.

To become law, the bill has to be approved by both houses of the legislature by January 9th and be signed by the governor.

The New Jersey State Senate recently approved a resolution to honor the 30th anniversary of Born to Run. A similar resolution failed in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate in November – a snub attributed to Springsteen’s support of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry a year earlier.