Former Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe will step up his role as an outside adviser to the White House, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports Saturday.

The reported move comes just days after Republican Scott Brown's victory delt a political blow to Democrats by winning the Massachusetts special Senate elections.

Sources told Cillizza that the move has more to do with the upcoming midterm elections than the Massachusetts race.

Plouffe currently stays in touch with President Barack Obama and White House political staff and has stayed involved with Organizing for America, the DNC political organizing arm that Plouffe helped create as an organ of the 2008 Obama campaign. 

Unlike other campaign advisers, Plouffe did not join the White House staff and instead opted to continue as a private political consultant and write his memoir "The Audacity to Win."