(CNN) - Team Mitt Romney responded Monday to a new web video from rival Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry that targeted Romney over the health care law he passed while governor of Massachusetts.
A statement from Romney's campaign said the video is indicative of "Perry's problem with the truth" and an effort to help his failing White House bid.
"Rick Perry is a desperate candidate who will say and do anything to prop up his sinking campaign," Gail Gitcho, Romney's communications director, said in a statement. "In trying to deflect attention from his liberal in-state tuition policy for illegal immigrants, he has restored to repeated dishonesty, distortions and fabrications about Mitt Romney."
Perry's campaign released a one minute web video Monday morning that compared "Obamacare" to "Romneycare," saying Romney has "flip flopped" on the use of a health care mandate. A senior Perry adviser told CNN there are no plans to air the video on television.
Romney signed the Massachusetts law in 2006 that included an insurance mandate requiring residents to have health insurance, much like the provision in the current national law. Comparisons over health care have followed Romney throughout his second bid for the White House.
– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.