FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2003 file photo Gov. Ed Rendell signs the 2003-2004 State Budget at his office in Philadelphia. When he steps down Tuesday Jan, 18, 2011 the Democrat will have governed the ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2003 file photo Gov. Ed Rendell signs the 2003-2004 State Budget at his office in Philadelphia. When he steps down Tuesday Jan, 18, 2011 the Democrat will have governed the nation's sixth-largest state for eight tumultuous years, achieving most of his campaign promises while avoiding any scandal in his administration or a fiscal catastrophe. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jacqueline Larma, File
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