“He’s the head of his party,” said Carney on Wednesday. “Of course, it’s on his mind.”
Carney, though, cautioned that the upcoming midterms were “not the only thing” the president was focused on, saying that Obama’s attention remained on pushing his agenda forward.
2014 will be a crucial year for Obama and congressional Democrats, as the president looks to solidify his legacy. That effort will be complicated by Democratic lawmakers many of whom are looking to distance themselves from Obama's low approval ratings and some of his policies.
The president's approval ratings dropped to new lows last year after the botched rollout of his health care law's new insurance exchanges.
Republicans are planning to target red state Democratic senators and tie them to Obama’s policies in their bid to regain control of the upper chamber.
Asked about Begich, Carney said that Obama would help Democratic candidates in any ways requested.
“The president will, as he already has, be actively involved in assisting Democrats up for re-election or running for office in the Senate and the House, as you would expect,” he said.
“He'll be doing everything he can to assist Democrats, as he already has,” Carney added.
This story was published at 2:24 p.m. and has been updated.