Regardless of where presidential aspirant Tom Tancredo places in Saturday's Iowa Straw Poll, he plans to stay in the race at least through January.

"We're looking to finish in the top half. But we're staying in right through the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire (primary)," said Tancredo senior adviser Bay Buchanan. "We have a lot of momentum and energy building."

The Colorado congressman, whose presidential platform has focused almost entirely on stopping illegal immigration, has centered his campaign in Iowa.