This is very interesting!

ASHLAND, Wisc. – The Democratic party primaries have been heating up across the nation over the last year, with progressive Dems like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York elected to Congress and an array of Democratic primary presidential candidates all pushing progressive causes.
While there has been some media attention to self-described socialist candidates winning elections in bigger cities, in Northern Wisconsin now, for the first time in its history, a Communist is on the city council in Ashland. Whitebird defeated incumbent Mettille 52-42.
The main message of his campaign was “higher wages, affordable housing, and more homeless shelters,” not exactly the militant indictment of capitalism many communists have been stereotyped as always putting forward.