(CNN) –Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Houston Mayor Bill White have spent most of the summer sparring over whether or not to have a debate in their race for the Governor's office with a deadlock being the apparent result.
"There is no formal debate," said Texans for Rick Perry Press Secretary Alejandro Garcia
White had until Sept.15th, a deadline set by Perry to submit the remainder of his tax returns which included returns from the 1990s when he worked under the Clinton Administration.
Candidates running for public office have no formal process when it comes to submitting their tax returns for public viewing. Garcia said it is up to the candidate to decide how they want to make their tax returns public this is separate from the campaign finance reports each candidate must file with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Katy Bacon, Bill White for Texas spokesperson told CNN,"Bill White has submitted all his tax returns.".
Bacon said Perry has only released tax returns for 23 years of his 25 year-old career.
"He's held an office for longer than most Texans have been alive," said Bacon.
Garcia said Perry has submitted all of his tax returns and that White is "dancing" around the issue of tax returns.
White has released a series of videos on his website where he continues to push for a debate with Perry.
"Here's the difference between Rick Perry and me–he's a professional politican and he thinks appearing in a debate where you can be accountable for the public is sort of like a favor for the other candidate," said White in a video posted on his website.
Asked if a debate could be held if White submitted the remaining tax returns, Garcia said "No, logistically, it's too late."
The last time Texas gubernatorial candidates did not hold a debate was when Democrat Ann Richards and Republic Clayton Williams were running for the office in 1990.
Perry and White will both make separate appearances at an Arab-American Voters event in Houston on Monday.
The most recent poll conducted by the University of Texas/Texas Tribune shows Perry leading 39-33 over White.