Though results won’t be known until later tonight in Connecticut’s hotly contested Senate and gubernatorial elections, the candidates on both sides of the aisle are already planning their victory parties.

Both Senate candidates, Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, will be celebrating in downtown Hartford — McMahon at the Connecticut Convention Center, Blumenthal at the Hilton. Dan Malloy, the Democratic nominee for governor, will be in the Hartford Society Room; Republican gubernatorial nominee and Greenwich resident Tom Foley will await results at the Greenwich Hyatt.

Check back later tonight for photos and stories from inside the parties.

Correction: November 2, 2010 , 7:51 p.m.

An earlier version of this post mistakenly said that Malloy’s party would be held at the Hilton. It is being held in the Hartford Society Room.