President Obama is reconstituting the campaign team that helped put him in office to work on this fall’s midterm elections. Obama has asked his former campaign manager, David Plouffe, to oversee congressional and governors’ races and to minimize the number of seats the Democrats will likely lose. In the wake of the GOP win of Ted Kennedy’s old seat in Massachusetts, the president ordered a review of the Democratic political operation. The White House is taking greater control of its party’s politics, and is seeking to quiet the panic among its members that health care will fail. Several other top operatives from the 2008 race will be brought in to advise major campaigns, and Plouffe will build a team to stay on top of the latest political information to serve as an “early-warning system” if a candidate is falling behind. The White House hopes to avoid being surprised, as it was in Massachusetts.