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Assemblyman wants specialty Tea Party license plates in Nevada

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Sam Morris

A “Don’t Tread on Me” flag flies over the “Showdown in Searchlight” Tea Party Express rally just outside Searchlight on Saturday, March 27, 2010.

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Ed Goedhart

What’s the future of the Tea Party in Nevada? If Assemblyman Ed Goedhart, R-Amargosa Valley, has his way, it’s in license plates.

Goedhart said today he will introduce legislation to create a specialty Tea Party license plate. He got the idea from similar pushes in Virginia and Texas.

The plate would bear the “Don’t Tread on Me” rattlesnake image from the American Revolution.

Under Nevada law, specialty plates must raise money for a community services related to public health, education or general welfare. Usually, a non-profit group proposes a specialty plate to support existing services. In this case, Goedhart wants to launch a program to provide pocket-sized printings of the U.S. Constitution to high school students.

“It’s as American as apple pie and I think it would be great if Nevadans had an opportunity to express their support for those founding principles on a specialty license plate,” he said in a written statement.

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