(CNSNews.com) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young "Justice Democrat" who defeated Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in last week's primary, is tweeting about income inequality -- obliquely.
She wrote on Tuesday morning: "Wondering: How many other House Democrats have a degree in Economics like I do? Trying to find who out here is going to be in the Gini Coefficient Appreciation Squad."
The Gini coefficient, according to Wikipedia, "is a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent the income or wealth distribution of a nation's residents, and is the most commonly used measurement of inequality."
Also on Tuesday morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: "I am proud to be a Justice Democrat (@justicedems). JD's effort to support working class, non-corporate candidates is how I got here.
"There are over 60 Justice Democrats nationwide. If even a few of us make it through, we can have a corporate-free caucus in Congress," she said.
Ocasio-Cortez, now 28 year old, is expected to win a House seat in November, given the heavy Democrat tilt of her district.
Her campaign website says, "The Bronx and Queens deserve a working class leader." Recent reports, however, note that the candidate grew up in wealthy Westchester county. Her campaign website addresses that inconvenience this way: "After growing up experiencing the reality of New York’s rising income inequality, Ocasio-Cortez dedicated her life to education organizing, economic study, and activism..."