Who led the GOP ticket in Missouri in 2016? Red: Donald Trump (President) Orange: Mike Parsons (Lieutenant Governor) Yellow: Eric Schmitt (State Treasurer) Green: Jay Ashcroft (Secretary of State) Blue: Josh Hawley (Attorney General); led statewide Some notes on this: -Defining "led the ticket" as getting the best % of the vote in their respective race -Trump led the ticket in the least educated, most rural, and poorest areas of the state. -For 12 years, Mike Parsons was the sheriff of the county he led the ticket in (Polk County) -The lone county Schmitt led the ticket in is Cole County, where the State Capital is located -There doesn't appear to be any particular rhyme or reason to the counties Ashcroft lead in, since he's from the opposite side of the state to those areas, and there's no unifying demographic trait. -Hawley led the ticket in the wealthiest and most educated areas, as well as in Missouri's bible belt (his victory is probably a more "traditional" GOP map, that someone like Rubio would have gotten if the nominee). This may have relevance in 2018, since Hawley is running for Senate, and College Educated Whites and Evangelicals will be two very critical groups to watch in Missouri.