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Craig talks to McConnell

From NBC's Ken Strickland
In an effort to "dispel any confusion" about GOP Sen. Craig's intentions to resign from the Senate, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell relayed a conversation he had Craig this morning. 

Craig told McConnell that if he is unable to get the Minnesota court case "disposed of" by September 30th, "it is his intention to resign from the Senate as he express last Saturday."

If Craig is able to have the case "favorably disposed of ... it would be his intention to come back to the Senate and deal with the Ethics Committee case he knows he will have and try to finish his term." Under this scenario, the leader added, "I do not believe he intends to run for re-election."

McConnell repeated his previous view on the matter: "I thought he made the correct decision" to resign.